FHYA selection of additional materials relating to the 1971-1994 excavations at uMgungundlovu

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020: The uMgungundlovu site served as the capital of the Zulu Kingdom between 1829 and 1839. In 1828, when Dingane kaSenzangakhona succeeded Shaka to the Zulu kingship, he followed his predecessor's custom of building a number of large military amakhanda in the heart of the kingdom. Located within the eMakhosini was the largest of these amakhanda, uMgungundlovu. Fully established by 1829, it served as the royal residence of Dingane and his isigodlo, his principal advisors and a large garrison of his favoured regiments. uMgungundlovu is the best preserved of all the capital amakhanda established during the height of the Zulu Kingdom. The FHYA appointed eThembeni Cultural Heritage Management to identify all archaeological material relating to the uMgungundlovu archaeological site, including descriptions of collections; associated and peripheral materials such as museum documentation, accession information, registers, individual items; and historical notes. The uMgungundlovu archaeological site has the National Site Number Mgungundlovu 2831AD 4. Archaoelogical excavation activity occured at this site between 1971 and 1994. This series contains additional material relating to the 1971-1994 excavations at uMgungundlovu including documentary material, research material, miscellaneous associated material and some institutional material.]



FHYA selection of additional materials relating to the 1971-1994 excavations at uMgungundlovu

[ Source of title : Chloe Rushovich for FHYA ]

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Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA) Online curation 2016 -



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