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The birth of Kilimanjaro started three-quarters of a million years ago. Three cones erupted. Shira was formed first, 500,000 years ago, followed by Mawenzi, both now extinct, and collapsed caldera. Supported on their foundation, Kibo continued to rise to become the famous ice-capped peak. This volcano formed from layers of ash and lava continued to… Read more
Great Zimbabwe is the name of the stone ruins of an ancient city near modern day Masvingo, Zimbabwe. People lived in Great Zimbabwe beginning around 1100 C.E. but abandoned it in the 15th century. The city was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe, which was a Shona (Bantu) trading empire. Zimbabwe means “stone houses”… Read more
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