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Four important Ancient African towns that should never be forgotten

August 05, 2018 at 10:34 am | History

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 05, 2018 at 10:34 am | History

Photo: Daily Mail

Rhapta

This town,  believed to be located near Mafia island, is considered one of the wealthiest cities in the history of sub-Saharan Africa. It was located in modern-day Tanzania and was known as a trading hub for tortoiseshell and metal weapons. The city was first mentioned in the work of Claudius Ptolemy the Greco-Egyptian writer and is believed to be dating back to 50 AD.

According to researchers, ‘It seems very old and to have been extremely well constructed, in a fashion unlike the architecture of other ruins in Tanzania and doubtless, the site will keep archaeologists busy for many years.

The location of the city has still not be found.

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