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Not necessarily my best photograph, but I suspect this is a site that has not appeared on TrekEarth too often: Khami Ruins, about 10 or 15km from Bulawayo in the South West of Zimbabwe. As a bit of a ruin freak (and owner of a labrador who is also a ruin freak - must be something about the ancient smells), I had been looking forward to Great Zimbabwe for years. I had an awareness that the Medieval Shona culture had built many sites, but until I visited I was unaware that Khami is another Zimbabwean UNESCO World Heritage site.

The title comes from a song title by Oliver Mtukudzi, THE superstar of Zimbabwean music. Hariputirwe is Shona for 'this should not be forgotten' - and while Oliver's song has a more political slant to it, it struck me as a good title for a photo of a relatively obscure archaeological site.

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  • Copyright: Iain Pearson (iainsp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 513] (2626)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-01-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-02-22 4:59
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