“The Royal Enclosure on the hill is a fascinating and mysterious place. Secret winding passageways and stone steps approach it from the south and within the hill-top castle there are vast rooms, among these one for ritual, one for smelting, one for iron-keeping. The king kept his ironsmiths and copper craftsmen there. There was also a royal treasure-cove made by a huge granite rock. Down in the valley, where the rest of the ancient city lies, is the largest of all the buildings — the Great Enclosure. The wall around this palace is 250 meters long. It is composed of 15,000 tons of granite blocks. Our African team, the Asantes, calculated that within a single section one meter long, from top to bottom, two meters thick, there were approximately 4,500 stone blocks. It is estimated that 10,000 people lived in that city, making it one of the largest cities of its day. But it was not an isolated achievement at all. The Asantes point to the fact that in that area there are more than 200 stone villages. They are scattered over Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The site, Great Zimbabwe, was the seat of a civilization in the South. The same type of structural concept was spread over a very large area occupied by native Africans.”

Source: Dr. Ivan Van Sertima. Blacks In Science: Ancient and Modern. pg. 16. 1983.

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