When 16th-century explorers first stumbled upon the sprawling ruins of Great Zimbabwe, they thought they'd discovered the legendary capital of the Queen of Sheba. What they had actually found were the remnants of one of the most sophisticated medieval civilisations south of the Sahara. Built by the Shona people between the 11th and 15th centuries, Great Zimbabwe was once the capital of a thriving trade empire with links all the way to Persia, India and China. The site's most famous feature is a royal fortress shielded by walls that are five metres thick and 11 metres high.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head