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The National Monuments of Zimbabwe are protected and promoted in accordance with the National Museums and Monuments Act 1972.[1][2] This law replaced the colonial-era Monuments and Relics Act 1936, which in turn replaced the 1902 Ancient Monuments Protection Ordinance and 1912 Bushmen Relics Ordinance.[3] The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) is the body responsible for maintaining the Archaeological Survey, the national inventory of monuments and sites.[4] In April 2000 there were approximately 14,000 entries on the Archaeological Survey, of which 118 were National Monuments (including natural, cultural, and mixed sites).[4] 79 National Monuments had been declared under the old system by 1954.[3] By 1980, the register had grown to over 3,000 sites and 169 declared monuments.[3]

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  1. ^ "Legal frameworks for the protection of immovable cultural heritage in Africa" (PDF). ICCROM. pp. 5, 18–21. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  2. ^ "National Museums and Monuments Act". www.law.co.zw. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "Legal frameworks for the protection of immovable cultural heritage in Africa" (PDF). ICCROM. pp. 42–45. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Zimbabwe" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 8 May 2012.