The Mystery Of The Great Zimbabwe..
Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is slightly chipped at head of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
The key to a major archaeological enigma.
8vo. 6.75 x 9.5 inches. 217 pp.
illustrated by 12 pages of plates and by 29 text figures, including maps.
First published in the US in 1984. The author uses architectural, archaeological and historical research to decode the function of the Great Zimbabwe ruins of Southern Africa. Analysing building techniques and Africa's cultural history, he concludes that the Great Zimbabwe was built as a ninth century camp for black slaves before they were shipped to the Middle East. Edward Wilfrid Nassau Mallows (1905-2003), architect, was born in England and emigrated to South Africa in 1939. He became Professor of Town and Regional Planning in the University of the Witwatersrand in 1964.
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