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What did the Great Zimbabwe trade?
Last Updated: 4th March, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, what was the Great Zimbabwe used for?
Great Zimbabwe is believed to have served as a royal palace for the local monarch. As such, it would have been used as the seat of political power. Among the edifice's most prominent features were its walls, some of which were over five metres high. They were constructed without mortar (dry stone).
Similarly, what was the Society of Great Zimbabwe like? It is difficult to accurately describe how the Great Zimbabweans lived because there are no records of their society other than the ruins of their city. But, like Mapungubwe and Thulamela, Great Zimbabwe had a ruling class. At its largest Great Zimbabwe had a population of between 10 000 and 20 000 people.
Also to know, what did Great Zimbabwe trade with the Coastal Swahili?
The Swahili, the Portuguese and Arabs who were sailing down the Mozambique coast began trading porcelain, cloth and glass with the Great Zimbabwe people in return for gold and ivory.
How did Great Zimbabwe become wealthy?
The wealth of Great Zimbabwe lay in cattle production and gold. One theory is that the rulers of Great Zimbabwe did not have direct control over the gold mines, but rather managed the trade in it, buying up huge quantities in exchange for cattle.