Great Zimbabwe: The Largest Ancient African Structure South of the Sahara

The ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the 11-17th century city where Africans built extraordinary stone structures and maintained a flourishing economy, is today a monument to greatness. Located in the southeastern hills of present-day Zimbabwe, up to 20,000 ancestors of the Shona people are estimated to have populated the city at its height. The extraordinary manner in which the great ruins were built continues to mystify archaeologists.
 
Millions of brick stones were expertly cut and fitted to erect walls as high as 36 feet—without mortar! That means a way to secure stone without a binding agent was not only invented, but also perfected. The structures are over a thousand years old, making them the largest assemblage of ancient structures south of the Sahara desert.
 
Early attempts to appropriate the remarkable skill and precision of African builders—a well-documented scheme to conceal African genius—crumbled in the face of substantiated truth. Much like their northern Kemetic (Egyptian) pyramid-building family, the builders of Great Zimbabwe demonstrated  extraordinary abilities. Click below to read more about this archaeological wonder. And because living a Blacknificent Life! includes avoiding pitfalls, click on the bonus link to view a 25-minute video where tactics used to deny and suppress the African origins of this technologically advanced great city, are exposed.

 

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