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Forgotten Cities – Great Zimbabwe

In this episode we talk about historical sites, which are rarely known – forgotten cities. We take a closer look at Great Zimbabwe, one of the most globally significant archaeological sites in Africa.

Literature & Links


Chirikure, S., Moultrie, T., Bandama, F., Dandara, C. and Manyanga, M., 2017. What was the population of Great Zimbabwe (CE1000 – 1800)?. PLOS ONE, 12(6), p.e0178335.…

Chirikure, S. New Perspectives on the Political Economy of Great Zimbabwe. J Archaeol Res 28, 139–186 (2020).…

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Created by Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
With music composed by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Sound design by Dídac Barroso Cascales & Florian Frech
Editing: Constanze Frech
Content & concept: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Voice quote: Dídac Barroso Cascales
Script: Constanze Frech & Sarah Kusché
Voice for intro and outro by Dídac Barroso Cascales
Special thanks to Florian Frech for providing his studio and expertise for intro & outro!

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