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14 legendary lost cities

By: Bryan Nelson on May 21, 2014, 3:53 p.m.
Great Zimbabwe

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Great Zimbabwe

The reputed capital of the Queen of Sheba, Great Zimbabwe is a ruined city that once was the capital of the Kingdom of Zimbabwe during the country's Late Iron Age. Constructed by the Bantu civilization of the Shona, the great city was an important trading center in the Middle Ages.