Ancient Zimbabwe

My stories set in Africa are set firmly in the present, but the country’s rich history intrigues me! Let’s step back in time for a moment and discover a bit about ancient Zimbabwe.

In the eleventh century the Shona people began work on an elaborate city and palace for its royalty. Rock upon rock they stacked the earth five meters high in some places. After its abandon in the fourteenth century the city feel to ruin, but was adopted as a national monument know as Great Zimbabwe and hailed as a symbol of achievement for the African people.

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I adore a good painting. Heck, even a bad one. Did you know Zimbabwe is home to over fifteen thousand known rock art sites. Dating back nearly two thousand years many of the depictions of primitive man and beast are protected in reserves.

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These two are on my bucket list. How about yours?

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2 thoughts on “Ancient Zimbabwe

  1. Hi! Megan.
    Very impressed by your enthusiasm and just to whet the appetite a little more, you may be interested in the Australian Aboriginal rock art. It is believed to be in the tens of thousands of years old (likely 20-25 thousand) and looks remarkably similar to your photographs.
    If you track down some of these drawings – they are mostly in the Kimberley and Kakadu regions of Australia – you will be much rewarded.
    I am looking forward to viewing your finds also. Cheers.

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