Archeology, Africa, Zimbabwe
"Die Ruinen von Zimbabye, dem vermeintlichen Ophir"
Earlier it was believed that Zimbabwe was the land of Ophir, rich in gold.
This gold and also ivory enriched the kingdoms of Sheba, Hiram and Solomon for thousands of years. These ancient ruins were discovered by the German explored, Karl Mauch.
Wood engraving printed 1881. On the reverse side is text about Mauch's discovery and the history of the famous mines. Light natural age toning.
Image: 9.5 x 16 cm (3.7 x 6.2")