Great Zimbabwe (3) This Hill complex

by Pete April. 17, 2012 3260 views

Now's there's tears on the pillow
Darlin' where we slept
And you took my heart when you left
Without your sweet kiss
My soul is lost, my friend
Tell me how do I begin again?
My city's in ruins

Bruce Springsteen [youtu.be]


The ruins form three distinct architectural groups. They are known as the Hill Complex, the Valley Complex and the Great Enclosure. The Hill Complex is the oldest, and was occupied from the ninth to thirteenth centuries. The Great Enclosure was occupied from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries and the Valley Complex from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. Notable features of the Hill Complex include the Eastern Enclosure, in which it is thought the Zimbabwe Birds stood, a high balcony enclosure overlooking thae Eastern Enclosure, and a huge boulder in a shape similar to that of the Zimbabwe Bird.

It is said that the king resided in the Hill Complex

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 5 months ago

If I did not know better than I would think this is Ireland.

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Tom 5 years, 5 months ago

Wow thats fantastic well done

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Chossid 5 years, 5 months ago

AWESOME!!!!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Inawe 5 years, 5 months ago

Amazing!

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Felecia 5 years, 5 months ago

These are all great! I really love the way the mist shows in the last.

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Sara G 5 years, 5 months ago

So interesting and beautiful! Love all of them..#3 in favs. I would love to go there..is it a narrow passageway into a room in #3?

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Christa 5 years, 5 months ago

The use of the rocks to build houses is also possible to find in our country, in the higher regions. Very eye catching shots.

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Pete 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks you . this is for Great Zimbabwe. Have way to many photos but I hope this gave you an idea of what it looks like. Worth a visit

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 5 years, 5 months ago

These wonderful photos just leave me in awe, Pete....another excellent post!!!

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David Swatton 5 years, 5 months ago

Great use of the natural rock as part of the wall. Fascinating place and the mistiness seems to make it more eerie.

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Mark 5 years, 5 months ago

Impressive series.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Riyaz 5 years, 5 months ago

beautiful structures! Love the texture ! Great set!

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Ann Garratty 5 years, 5 months ago

Wow! I had forgotten how spectacular the hill complex was, I love the way they built their walls around and incorporating the natural rocks...

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tim 5 years, 5 months ago

what a place Pete,,,the mist adds mistery here,,,it is wonderful...

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