Reasons for the building of Great Zimbabwe Walls

////Reasons for the building of Great Zimbabwe Walls

Reasons for the building of Great Zimbabwe Walls

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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By | 2017-01-17T11:17:47+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|5 Comments

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  1. Dee Bee October 19, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    These notes are very helpful. Please continue to add more notes on various subjects like Business Studies and Religious Education.

  2. james January 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    your notes are very helpful but it seems you have left out some important chapters that could help us..and some of the web pages with arent loading

    • Garikai Dzoma January 27, 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Thanks James. On the issue of some topics being left out you should know that this is not the case. The site is not yet complete and notes and topics are being constantly added to the site. This could be why you think some pages are not loading, it is because they are not yet even available so if you try to click on these topics in their subject home pages nothing happens.

  3. joseph September 14, 2016 at 7:17 am - Reply

    you are doing a great job man…….. thanks that’s great

  4. Bee October 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    this sucks! just kidding. very grateful because they are beneficial and advantageous to us.
    thank you

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