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Transcript of Great Zimbabwe
stones, using no mortar, with walls that were 36ft high and 15ft thick. The ruins cover a radius of 100-200 miles. Eventually the city was abandoned, and fell into ruin. The ruins are some of the oldest and largest structures located in Southern Africa. Causes for the decline and abandonment of the site are unofficial, but it has been suggested as to to a decline in trade, compared to sites further north, political instability, famine, and drought induced by climatic change. Trade Evidence from archaeologists suggests that
Great Zimbabwe was a trade center, and traded things like gold, cattle, slaves and ivory. Trades from India and China even passed through the city. Photos Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Zimbabwe#Construction_and_growth