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Ancient African Kingdom May Anchor Cross-Border Conservation Area

April 12, 2005

South Africa - An Iron Age archaeological site will likely form the centerpiece of a cross-border conservation area under negotiation by three southern African countries.

Mapungubwe, which opened in September, takes its name from a flat-topped hill that anchored Africa's largest and most powerful kingdom between A.D. 900 and A.D. 1,300.

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