- The oldest stone in the entire world is situated right here in South Africa, Mpumalanga
- The stone is commonly known as Inzalo Ye Langa and dates back years before other popular age-old stones in the world
- After the post was made about the Inzalo Ye Langa, many South Africans took to the comment section to share their thoughts
Another thing for South Africans can be proud of is the fact that our country holds the oldest stone in the entire world. The stone is called Inzalo Ye Langa and is based in the beautiful and picturesque, Mpumalanga.
This fact was recently shared with the world by Twitter page, @dalawhatiwant who decided to bless everyone with the interesting news. He also shared pictures of Mpumalanga and the old stones.
"The oldest stone calendar in the world is located in Mpumalanga, referred to as Inzalo Ye Langa by renowned traditional healer and author Credo Mutwa. This site also pre-dates stone henge(UK) and Nabta playa(Egypt) by more than 70 000 years," he wrote.
Mzansi had this to say about the interesting tweet:
"Baba Credo Mutwa had an ankh made of gold, the ankh had Egyptian hieroglyphics encaved in it. It was said to be over 80 000 years old and was found in Natal. Baba Credo explains that Egypt started here in South Africa. But we'll never know bcoz artifacts are buried on these farms."
"It all starts and ends here. Africa the beginning and the end."
In other Briefly.co.za news, the Day of Reconciliation is a South African public holiday which came into effect in 1995 after apartheid ended. The aim at the time had been to foster reconciliation and national unity after the birth of democracy.
The date itself was selected due to its significance to both Afrikaner and African cultures by the local government in an attempt to appeal to both groups in recognition of the need for racial harmony.
The celebration remembers the history involved and recognises the contributions of veterans who fought for SA's freedom. For the Afrikaans community, the day was previously the Day of the Vow, a religious holiday commemorating the Voortrekker victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River in 1838.
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