Great Zimbabwe Documentary

Oct 2018
756
Adelaide south Australia
#2
Fascinating. I'll watch that.

Does it mention Cecil Rhodes specifically in relation to the city Of Great Zimbabwe? Rhodes was apparently the first white person in modern times to see the best preserved city of great Zimbabwe. He was convinced that the city was built by the Phoenicians, as he refused to believe black people could possibly have built it. ----and some people look back nostalgically to the British Empire.
 
Nov 2018
11
South Africa
#3
Fascinating. I'll watch that.

Does it mention Cecil Rhodes specifically in relation to the city Of Great Zimbabwe? Rhodes was apparently the first white person in modern times to see the best preserved city of great Zimbabwe. He was convinced that the city was built by the Phoenicians, as he refused to believe black people could possibly have built it. ----and some people look back nostalgically to the British Empire.
Hi..No it doesnt...It says it was built by Africans although I understand the other Theories which I think must be properly investigated.
 
Oct 2018
756
Adelaide south Australia
#4
Hi..No it doesnt...It says it was built by Africans although I understand the other Theories which I think must be properly investigated.

Rhodes' 'theory' about Great Zimbabwe was simply a racist conclusion without any facts to back it up. Europeans at that time considered black people inferior to whites. That belief was based on the now long debunked theories of racialism widely believed in the nineteenth century. Plus of course, the quackery of Phrenology which is in the same realm as Homeopathy and Astrology

phrenology at DuckDuckGo.


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