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After a four hour eastward drive, we visited Zimbabwe's namesake, Great Zimbabwe, ruins of a king's residence dating back to the 10th century AD. Zimbabwe means "house of stone." The country is literally named after these ruins at Great Zimbabwe.
The conical tower stands behind me. No one knows exactly why the ancient inhabitants built this solid stone tower, but this scene is depicted on Zimbabwe currency.
The houses of stone.
Cecil Rhode's grave - Founder of DeBeers (there is no DeBeers family as we inferred from the DeBeers company marketing), and the namesake of Rhodesia (the country that was eventually divided into Zimbabwe and Zambia).