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Mapungubwe South Africa's Crown jewels

£60.00

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No DJ. Sticker to front paste- down. Slight staining to top corner of rear paste-down otherwise a good clean copy. Mapungubwe was discovered 75 years ago and has remained one of South Africa's best-kept secrets. The Hill of the Jackal was the centre of a thriving civilisation around 800AD-1200AD. Extensive trade with Arab and Chinese merchants took place here, as did the making of exquisite gold ornaments. Eventually the people moved on to what is now great Zimbabwe leaving behind a wealth of gold artefacts (3,000 to date), pottery and beadwork in the burial plots on Mapungubwe hill. Here then is a feast of images of the gold artefacts, the pottery and the beadwork - together with a brief history of the civilisation - Mapungubwe is now to become a Heritage site -- and there is a permanent exhibition of artefacts at the University of Pretoria. The Vembe Dongola National Park, which contains Mapungubwe, has now been renamed Mapungubwe National Park.

Item details

Author(s):
Tiley, Sian
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1919938052
ISBN-13:
9781919938059
Number of pages:
80
Publisher:
Sunbird

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No DJ. Sticker to front paste- down. Slight staining to top corner of rear paste-down otherwise a good clean copy. Mapungubwe was discovered 75 years ago and has remained one of South Africa's best-kept secrets. The Hill of the Jackal was the centre of a thriving civilisation around 800AD-1200AD. Extensive trade with Arab and Chinese merchants took place here, as did the making of exquisite gold ornaments. Eventually the people moved on to what is now great Zimbabwe leaving behind a wealth of gold artefacts (3,000 to date), pottery and beadwork in the burial plots on Mapungubwe hill. Here then is a feast of images of the gold artefacts, the pottery and the beadwork - together with a brief history of the civilisation - Mapungubwe is now to become a Heritage site -- and there is a permanent exhibition of artefacts at the University of Pretoria. The Vembe Dongola National Park, which contains Mapungubwe, has now been renamed Mapungubwe National Park.

Author(s):
Tiley, Sian
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1919938052
ISBN-13:
9781919938059
Number of pages:
80
Publisher:
Sunbird

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