Sunday 26 May 2024


The Great Zimbabwe Walls were constructed from Granite blocks gathered from the exposed rock of the surrounding Hills. Here is how the Great Wall was built, no mortar was used: All of the Great Zimbabwe walls were fitted without the use of mortar by laying stones one on top of the other. Each layer slightly more recessed. Each layer was slightly more recessed than the last to produce a stabilizing inward slope. Early examples were coarsely fitted using rough blocks and incorporated features of the landscape such as boulders into the walls. Later walls were fitted together closely and evenly over long serpentine courses to produce remarkably finished surfaces.

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