The ruins of Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the Queen of Sheba, according to an age-old legend are a unique testimony to the Bantu civilization of the Shona between the 11th and 15th centuries. The city, which covers an area of nearly 80 ha, was an important trading centre and was renowned from the Middle Ages onwards. Source: UNESCO TV / © NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364/.
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- What was the place called that was supposedly the residence of the Queen?(13 votes)
- No, the connection to the Queen of Sheba reflects Zimbabwe's racist past. When the British controlled the area they promoted theories that the creators of Great Zimbabwe could not have possibly been African. One theory was that the Queen of Sheba created it. It is unfortunate that this inaccurate/problematic information is included on this site without critical historical information. Here's a BBC video that helps put the ruins in better context. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTVShn1vKV0(2 votes)
- why didn't the people in south Africa didn't dance as much(3 votes)
- South Africans did dance. Quite a lot actually. There are several tribes within South Africa and all have their own cultural dances and Art forms. The Ndebele tribe have a rich art and dance History that still influences art in South Africa today.(4 votes)
- Is this the only information on Zimbabwe?(3 votes)
- Who are some historical leaders from Zimbabwe(2 votes)
- who exactly made this place? and who does it look like?(1 vote)
- There's a new article at Khan Academy all about the Great Zimbabwe. I encourage you to read it and look at all the pictures. It's great.