Based on the true legend of Rhapta
About 2000 years ago, Rhapta was speculated to be the first real metropolis of Africa. The lost city was substantially known for its abundant produce of tortoiseshell and metal weapons amongst traders.
Rhapta soon became one of the wealthiest ancient civilizations in the world and was mentioned in the Greco-Egyptian writer, Claudius Ptolemy’s book “Geography.”
The fact that he captured his findings in his writings proves that they knew of the city’s existence as far back as 50AD.
But approximately 1600 years ago, at the peak of its existence, the entire city suspiciously disappeared.
The city vanished without any trace and with it took bounds of artifacts and architectural insights.
For years, archaeologists, scholars, and divers have been baffled by Rhapta’s disappearance.
The exact location is not known. However, it is believed to have been somewhere off the coast of Tanzania, near Mafia island.
The Lost City of Rhapta is a true myth upon which this thriller adventure novel was based. To read more about Rhapta, click here
My inspiration for writing this novel came from the fact that I was born and raised in South Africa. How could I not write about this beautiful continent after having been on several African safaris myself?
The book was set in Tanzania, Africa. For more info about this country, please click here