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Zimbabwe: KHAMI RUINS National Monuments
The Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1986, Khami developed after
the capital of Great Zimbabwe and was abandoned in the mid-16th century.
The site is of great archaeological interest ; the discovery of objects from Europe and China reveals that Khami has long been a centre for trade.
Khami is probably the second largest prehistoric stone built structure in Zimbabwe. Archaeologically, it is assigned to the Khami phase of the Zimbabwe tradition (1350 - 1700 AD), a cultural epoch associated with the development of early estate systems in Southern Africa.
The dry-stone architecture in Khami includes terraced stone platforms, elaborately decorated retaining walls, dhaka houses erected on top of stone platforms and roofed passages.
- carry out a topographic survey of the monuments
- produce a condition survey report
- produce a site management plan
- improve the visitor's facilities.
Allocated budgets (US dollars)
|UNESCO World Heritage Fund||National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe||History Department of the University of Zimbabwe||Total per year|
- many surveys carried out (bibliographic, topographical, archaeological, condition, wildlife and vegetation) and water quality report
- preparation of computerised databases on past excavation and conservation activities
- register of all walls and structures
- preparation of draft maps
- preparation of a condition survey
- preparation of a draft management plan
- purchase for a vehicle for use at the site
Complementary activities within the Projet cadre
- participation of Ashton Sinamai, site co-ordinator of the projet situé activities at Khami, to the Africa 2009 regional course held in Mombasa, Kenya (5 July to 3 September 1999)
- manpower training
Preliminary work and agreement
|NMMZ / History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|September||Inception report||History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|Sept-Oct.||Surveys (bibliographic, topographical, archaeological, condition, wildlife and vegetation) and water quality report||History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|October||Preparation of a computerised database and preparation of
|History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|Oct-Nov.||Elaboration of guidelines for the management plan||History Department, University of Zimbabwe / CRATerre-EAG|
|November||Preparation of a draft site management plan||NMMZ / ICCROM|
|March||Final Management plan||NMMZ / ICCROM/ History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|July-Sept.||Participation of Ashton Sinamai, site co-ordinator of the projet situé activities at Khami, to the Africa 2009 regional course held in Mombasa||NMMZ / ICCROM / History Department, University of Zimbabwe|
|Wednesday May 22 2013|