The Great Zimbabwe Walls. Image credit MediaWiki

The Great Zimbabwe Walls. Image credit MediaWiki

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes:Great Zimbabwe: Reasons for the Building of the Great Zimbabwe Walls

  1. It was built as a trading center.
  2. It was a Religious center.
  3. It was a dwelling place (for the royal family).
  4. It was a symbol of power.
  5. It was an administrative center.
  6. It was the mambo’s court.
  7. There were good pastures around the area and a lot of gold deposits as well as other environmental factors that favoured the establishment of a settlement in the area.
  8. It acted as a fortress in times of war.

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