“Great Zimbabwe rose in significance from the 12th century and flourished as the capital of an African empire, known s the Munhu Mutapa (or Monomotapa) for 300 years. The great stone city housed the emperor, his family, officials of the court, servants, and later, traders. It was the Shona people, say the Asantes, who built this center, seat of power for the southeastern interior of Africa. Like the earlier pyramids of Egypt, this structure not only ‘symbolized the power, permanence and authority of the ruler’ but it also crystallized the science and technology of that people, place, and time.”

Source: Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. Blacks In Science: Ancient and Modern. pg. 17. 1983.

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