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Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana, Kenya coast

A 14th century enigma; located just north of Mombasa, Jumba La Mtwana was abandoned in the 15th century but nobody yet knows definitively why. Suggestions include the water supply running out, and incursions from other tribes but no written records have yet been unearthed nor any concurrent Portuguese writings.