Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe near Lake Mutirikwe and the town of Masvingo. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country's Late Iron Age. Construction on the monument by ancestors of the Shona people began in the 11th century and continued until the 15th century, spanning an area of 722 hectares (1,780 acres) which, at its peak, could have housed up to 18,000 people. It is recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Great Zimbabwe served as a royal palace for the Zimbabwean monarch and would have been used as the seat of political power. One of its most prominent features were the walls, some of which were over five metres high and which were constructed without mortar. Eventually the city was abandoned and fell into ruin.
The earliest known written mention of the ruins was in 1531 by Vicente Pegado, captain of the Portuguese garrison of Sofala, who recorded it as Symbaoe. The first European visit may have been made by the Portuguese traveler António Fernandes in 1513-1515, who crossed twice and reported in detail the region of present-day Zimbabwe (including the Shona kingdoms) and also fortified centers in stone without mortar. However, passing en route a few miles north and about 35 miles south of the site, he did not make a reference to the Great Zimbabwe riddle.
Today is the 314th day of 2023. There are 51 days left in the year. TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS. 1964 ... OTHER EVENTS. 1871 ... 1885 ... 1917. Some 41 suffragists are arrested for picketing in front of the White House. 1928 ... 1937 ... 1938 ... 1942 ... Zimbabwe's Government launches a programme to issue 99-year leases to black farmers' allocated land seized mostly from white farmers ... .
On Thursday, Johnson posted a video showing him surprising Gorimbo at a gym and revealing that he leased a Miami house for the fighter, who was born in Zimbabwe. Gorimbo was sleeping on a couch as he saved money to move his family from Zimbabwe ... Johnson intends to lease the home ...
The wrestler-turned-movie star was moved by the Zimbabwe-born sportsman's story after he admitted he was sleeping on a couch at the gym and had just $7 in his bank account before his first big win - so Johnson leased him an apartment in Miami, Florida and paid all the bills for him.
The wrestler-turned-movie star was moved by the Zimbabwe-born sportsman's story after he admitted he was sleeping on a couch at the gym and had just $7 (about R130) in his bank account before his first big win - so Johnson leased him an apartment in Miami, Florida and paid all the bills for him.
“All of us are concerned about Zimbabwe. Economic sanctions continue to place Zimbabwe further into unsustainable debt,” Godongwana said ... Zimbabwe also decided to make land titles available to enhance the security of commercial farmland, and these would be for 99-year leases which are also commercially viable, bankable, and transferable, he said.
"It surprises me that we are able to sell the number of properties in Zimbabwe... An increase in demand for office and retail space has also been witnessed in Zimbabwe, said Gideon Nhamoinesu, development leasing manager for TerraceAfrica Zimbabwe, a property development and asset management firm.
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CMCL) is pleased to announce that it has purchased Motapa Mining Company UK Limited, the parent company of a Zimbabwe subsidiary which holds a registered mining lease over the Motapa gold exploration property in Southern Zimbabwe (“Motapa” or the “Project”) ... Curate Public Relations (Zimbabwe).