Soapstone Birds and great zimbabwe

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Soapstone Birds and great zimbabwe

Postby tadh23 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:41 pm

For those interested in the soapstone birds found in great zimbabwe. a picture of one can be found here

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/zimb/zimb_1.htm

apparently all 8 never left the country (at least according to mugabe) and Mr. Rhodes did actually aquire at least one... I am sure there is more info out there.

Great zimbabwe (after looking at pictures) doesnt seem to be all that hard to find despite zouga's difficulty, some of that artistic license i suppose. but more info on the city itself, and the accepted builders of the city can be found at

http://sahistory.org.za/pages/classroom ... at-zim.htm
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Postby Matbow » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:06 pm

Awesome, thanks! I didn't expect the birds to look anything like that...
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Postby audacter » Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:59 am

Wow thanks. I was expecting something more menacing, anyone know of where you can see this, a museum perhaps?
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Postby delby » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:09 pm

dosent look anything like i thought but cool!
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