National Geographic : 1944 Sep
@ National Geographic Society Kodachrome byW.Robert Moore Who Built Ruined Zimbabwe? What Became of Its Creators? Controversy Rages over the Riddle ofthe "Elliptical Temple" Lost for centuries in the jungle, the roofless, mortarless oval was discovered in 1868 by an American hunter. "KingSolomon's golden Ophir," romancers labeled it; Sir Rider Haggard wove his plots around this setting. "Typically Bantu," replied archeologists; "about 1,000 years old." Aloe plants inforeground.