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Great Zimbabwe ruins

July 28th 2014
28 July: We met our guide around 7:30 to start our tour of the Great Zimbabwe ruins. Where the name of Zimbabwe got it's name. Zimbabwe means great (zi) house (bae) of stone (we). Here eight kings have ruled. We were told by our guide that it's not called "I need the toilet" but "I'm visiting my great friends and relative." We climbed up to the main fort where the kind would have lived. The ... read more
Africa » Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean Flag The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded ... ... read more
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