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date: 21 August 2019

Zimbabwe, Great 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
Author(s):
Heike I. SchmidtHeike I. SCHMIDT

The state of Great Zimbabwe flourished circa 1290 to 1450 in southern Africa. The ruins of its capital, which was built from massive walls of stone, reflect the grandeur and exquisite workmanship of the original. The state was ruled by a small political elite that also controlled networks in the Indian Ocean trading economy as an exporter of gold. ...

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