Does anyone have any more information about this mysterious Great Zimabwe? Has anyone like Dr. Ben, Dr. Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, Chancellor Williams or anyone talked about this place or what it was for? I'm asking because I have been looking into and its sparked my interest for some reason. I know much of its artifacts were pillage, monuments torn down, and information taken. Well just let me know, just looking into it. Great Zimbabwe, the unknown jewel of Africa, is a civilization that is not well known; the actual history was denied for many years. Located in south-central Africa, was a society that lived on the inside of an egg-shaped rock enclosure constructed using no cement (Hooker 1). It was an energized place of commerce, (Republic 1) trading gold and ivory to Swahili traders and thus, the start of world trade in Africa was formed (Waterston Video). The inhabitants of Great Zimbabwe created a luxurious place to live inside of the continent of Africa. Founded by the Shona tribe during the medieval times (Republic 1), Great Zimbabwe was located in modern-day Zimbabwe near the Limpopo River. In the language of the Shona people, Zimbabwe means "house of stone (Brankica 1). It stretched for about a half-thousand miles with the Zambezi River and modern-day South Africa being its outermost boundaries. The pinnacle of wealth for this civilization came between the fourteen hundreds and the seventeen hundreds (Davidson 178). It was prosperous during the time of the monarchies of Europe, and created many structures ages ahead of its time.