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There is very little documentation available about Manyikeni, especially in English. The site itself is very rarely visited. The most useful site on the internet with information about the site and how to get there is www.mozaictravel.net



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Manykeni is a Zimbabwe tradition regional centre of the second millennium AD. The site comprises a stone wall enclosure and surrounding settlement situated about 52 km west of Vilanculos in south-central Mozambique. The relevance of Manykeni is the relationship between the interior and the coast. Manyikeni was a town belonging to a state which capital was located at Great Zimbabwe, within the Zimbabwe Tradition complex.
A range of finds from Manyikeni indicate outside contacts and the relative distribution of these finds in a site which is clearly spatially differentiated is of considerable interest.

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Latitude:  22°14'00" S , Longitude:  34°48'30" E

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Manyikeni is a Mozambiquean archaeological site, situated around 52 km west of the coastal city of Vilanculos. The archaeological site dates from the twelfth to seventeenth century. It is believed to be part of the Great Zimbabwe tradition of architecture. Not only is the central stone enclosure complex built in this tradition but the find of a Zimbabwe-style iron gong at the site also suggests cultural ties.
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Latitude:  22°11'14.56"S, Longitude:  34°50'46.01"E

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