ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Great Zimbabwe state (Kingdom): The purpose of the Great Zimbabwe structures
- The uses of the Great Zimbabwe structure has been the subject of much speculation
- Some experts have tried to come up with a list of plausible uses of the various structures at Great Zimbabwe
- The great Zimbabwe walls were called The Great Enclosure or Imbahuru and their purpose were;
- Defence- that is to withstand any attacks from the state’s enemies
- They also served as the residence of the ruling family
- They separated the ruling class from the commoners.
- The Great Enclosure was more luxurious than those in the valley where commoners lived
- The structures signified wealth and power especially how the ruling class could organize and mobilize labour
- They were the residents of the first wife of the king in the Great House
- They also provided privacy for the ruling class
- They also served as an evidence of unity and sense of purpose
- The Conical Towers were used for religious purposes as a shrine to offer sacrifices and praise to Mwari
- To learn more go to the topic: Reasons for the building of Great Zimbabwe
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