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Hippo Regius [now Annaba, Arab. al-‛Annāba; formerly Bône]locked

  • T. W. Potter

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Site in Algeria that flourished from c. 200 bc to ad 430. It lies close to the Mediterranean coast on flat ground, nearly at sea-level, between two low hills. The town once possessed an excellent harbour as well as a fertile hinterland. It probably began as a Phoenician settlement, but the site has yielded few finds earlier than ...

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