The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The ruined cities of Mashonaland: being a record of excavation and exploration in 1891 by J.T Bent.
James Theodore Bent (1852 – 1897), British explorer, archaeologist and author, spent a year in southern Africa, investigating ruins in Mashonaland (northern Zimbabwe). In 1891, he conducted the first detailed examination of Great Zimbabwe with the assistance of surveyor Robert M. W. Swan. The Ruined Cities of Mashonaland, first published in 1892, is a detailed and illustrated description of this analysis.
UPSpace Access: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/12482
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Roos (ZR) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.