posted on Apr, 29 2003 @ 08:19 AM
Mysterious ruins in Zimbabwe, nearly brushed this week by the shadow of a total solar eclipse, once served as an astronomical observatory to track
eclipses, solstices and an elusive exploding star, a South African scientist said. The importance of Great Zimbabwe is that it was the capital of the
only known sub-Saharan African Empire that lasted almost 1,000 years.