World Heritage Sites In Zimbabwe


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Presentation about the archeological sites in Zimbabwe, which belongs to the World Heritages by UNESCO.

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World Heritage Sites In Zimbabwe

  1. 1. Zimbabwe<br />WorldHeritageSites<br />Silvia Rubín. <br />
  2. 2. Zimbabwe<br />Great Zimbabwe National Monument<br />“Stone buildings”.<br />Size: 7.3 squared <br />kilometers.<br />Was called <br /> “Fort Victoria”.<br />
  3. 3. THename<br />The word &quot;Zimbabwe&quot; is probably a short form for &quot;ziimbaremabwe&quot; or &quot;ziimbarebwe&quot;, from a dialect term (ChiKaranga), which means &quot;the great or big house built of stone boulders“.<br />
  4. 4. 1sttheory: in the ChiKaranga dialect of the Shona language, &quot;imba&quot; means &quot;a house&quot; or &quot;a building&quot; and &quot;ziimba&quot;, or &quot;zimba&quot;, means &quot;a huge/big building or house&quot;. The word &quot;bwe&quot; or &quot;ibwe&quot; (singular, plural being &quot;mabwe&quot;) in the ChiKaranga dialect means &quot;a stone boulder&quot;. <br />2nd theory of the name: Zimbabwe is a contracted form of &quot;dzimbawoye&quot; which means &quot;venerated houses&quot; <br />
  5. 5. GREAT ZIMBABWE<br />Construction: started in the 11th century (over 300 years)<br />Had as many as 18,000 habitants.<br />Discovered in 1531 by Vicente Pegado (Portuguese)<br />The ruins were rediscovered during a hunting trip by Adam Renders in 1867, who then showed the ruins to Karl Mauch in 1871.<br />They became well known to English readers from J: Theodore Bents&apos;sseason at Zimbabwe, under Cecil Rhodes’ patronage.<br />
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  7. 7. GREAT ZIMBABWE<br />
  8. 8. Archaeologists generally agree that the builders probably spoke one of the Shona languages. Some have postulated that Zimbabwe was the work of the Gokomere people, who gave rise to both the Warozwi people, and the Mashona people. Great Zimbabwe and various stone cities in east Africa are also claimed by the Lemba, an ethnic group who claim ancient Jewish descent. <br />
  9. 9. Theruins: <br />
  10. 10. TheConicalTower.<br />The official line in <br />colonial Rhodesia<br />was that the structures <br />were built by non-blacks. <br />Paul Sinclair’s <br />experience.<br />Great Zimbabwe has<br />been a UNESCO World <br />Heritage Site since 1986.<br />
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  12. 12. Thebirdsculpturefound<br />at Great Zimbabwe.<br />
  13. 13. TheNature: <br />
  14. 14. Khami<br />Khami is a ruined city in southern Africa, in what is now western and central Zimbabwe.<br />Emerged at Great Zimbabwe in the 13th century (between 1450 and 1650)<br />Reveals seven built-up areas occupied by the royal family .<br />
  15. 15. It was saved from a hydro-electric scheme in the early eighties which would have seen the flooding of this subsequent World Heritage site. (Zambezi river)<br />
  16. 16. Matobonationalpark<br />The Hills were formed over 2000 million years ago.<br />The Hills cover an area of about 3100 km², of which 424 km² is National Park.<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Matobo National Park incorporates the Lake Matopos Recreational Park</li></li></ul><li>Camping…<br />
  18. 18. Hills in Matobo:<br />
  19. 19. Matobo’slandscape (UNESCO 2003)<br />
  20. 20. Mother and child.<br />Trailriding.<br />
  21. 21. Thesunrise:<br />
  22. 22. Fornextvacations:<br />Theairport: <br />
  23. 23. The hotel:<br />
  24. 24. Zimbabwe<br />References:<br /> <br /> al_sites_in_Zimbabwe<br /> Khami<br /><br /> http:/<br /> http:/<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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