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Located in Zimbabwe :: Zimbabwe
Category: Attraction :: Ruins

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Tsindi Ruins is one of the dry-stone monument in Zimbabwe. The ruins cover about 2 hectares and the walls are built into the natural rocks on site and were once occupied by the Nhowe people. The ruins were formerly called Lekkerwater Ruins. The stone walls were taken as a symbol of prestige and authority thus these ruins served a domestic purpose in screening and sheltering groups of clay-walled thatched huts which were the living quarters of a small elite, probably a ruling group. Sheila Rudd was the first to excavate the ruins in 1963 – 1966. The archaeological evidence identified three stages of occupation at the site each identified by different building methods and pottery types: the Late Early Iron Age Settlements, Later Iron Age settlements, and Late Iron Age religious settlement.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  35km NE of Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Contact :  National Monument and Museum of Zimbabwe
Tel :  +263(0)4 774 208
Tel2 :  +263(0)4 752 876
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times :  [ correction ]

All year around Mon to Sun 6am to 6pm

Directions [ correction ]

Travel along the Mutare Road from Harare, drive through Marondera. Continue along the A3 Mutare Road for 15.5 KM. Turn left into Theydon Road signposted Davis Granite and Bernard Mizeki 10 KM; 16.9 KM cross the railway line and turn right at the signpost Tsindi National Monument 11.5km. At 25.6km pass the Bernard Mizeki Shrine on your right. The road changes from narrow tar to good gravel at this point. At 27.6km turn right at the sign Tsindi National Monument 800 metres, 28.4km keep left uphill, 28.8km reach the Site Museum and car park.

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Entrance is Free (Oct-16).

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