Influential Africans, part 4 | Mapungubwe Kingdom

INFLUENTIAL AFRICANS 756 - Influential Africans, part 4 | Mapungubwe Kingdom

This week on Influential Africans, we look at a kingdom predating great precolonial African states like Great Zimbabwe, the Kingdom of Mali ruled by Mansa Musa I, and a World Heritage Site in Limpopo, South Africa, Mapungubwe.

The Mapungubwe Kingdom is known to have existed about a 1000 years back, with a sophisticated hierarchical social structure.

Nothing much is known about the dynasty ruling this kingdom, but archaeological finds dug up in the 1930s reveal a civilisation rich in culture, gold artifacts, and foreign trading.

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