Karl Mauch

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Karl Mauch : biography

May 7, 1837 – April 4, 1875

Karl Gottlieb Mauch (7 May 1837 – 4 April 1875) Stuttgart was a German explorer and geographer of Africa. He reported on the archaeological ruins of Great Zimbabwe in 1871 during his search for the biblical land of Ophir.

The interpretive theories of Mauch and his contemporaries have been largely discredited by modern historians and archaeologists.

Karl Mauch was born in Stetten im Remstal (Württemberg) near Stuttgart on 7 May 1837.