Great Zimbabwe

Submission by Evans Fundira


Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, Great Zimbabwe was home to a cattle-herding people. How these structures, built without mortar by a people with no architectural degrees; have stood stubborn, against both forces of nature and human interference is both mystical and intriguing like a unicorn's horn. To some these are echoes of ancient sovereignty masterminded by an exotic and now extinct civilization, but to me it is a clear message carved in stone by my forefathers, a timeless memento testifying how strong we once stood and how strong we can stand. Even with no name, no acknowledgements, no awards, no signature, no credits: Real legends build something that is not only immune to time, but defies all logic...


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