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2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania

July 4, 2016 - General
2,000-Year-Old Lost City of Rhapta May Have Been Found in Tanzania

Centuries of speculations related to the lost city of Rhapta may have been ended with a discovery made during a helicopter flight over Tanzania’s Mafia Island.  A set of partially submerged ancient ruins are believed to be the Roman market town, which had become lost to the pages of history.

The discovery took a place when scuba-diver Alan Sutton spotted an unusually-shaped formation in the water while flying in a helicopter off the coast of Tanzania. After a few years of searching for the ruins, he announced his success in a blog post. It took him three years to discover the ruins of structures resembling an ancient harbor city. Researchers claim that the ruins cover a large area and there are impressive lines of foundations covered by the thousands of square and oblong blocks.

Photographs of some of the square and rectangular blocks that were found off Mafia Island in Tanzania. Photographs of some of the square and rectangular blocks that were found off Mafia Island in Tanzania. Photographs of some of the square and rectangular blocks that were found off Mafia Island in Tanzania.


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