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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVI., CHAPTER IV. (search)
make no change. Du Theil. next SabaI am not acquainted with this place. The ancients speak only of one town of the name of Saba (c. iv. § 19). Was there a town Saba which gave its name to the Sabaïtic Gulf? but the one in question does not appear to have been situated there. Gossellin. a port, and
a hunting-ground for elephants of the same name. The
country deep in the interior is called Tenessis. It is occupied
by those Egyptians who took refuge from the government of
Psammitichus.B. C. 658. They are surnamed Sembritæ,The modern Senaar corresponds with the territory of the Sembritæ. See also b. xvii. c. i. § 2. Herodotus, b. ii. 30. as being
strangers. They are governed by a queen, to whom also
Meroë, an island in the Nile near these places, is subject.
Above this, at no great distance, is another island in the river, a
settlement occupied by the same fugitives. From Meroë to
this sea is a journey of fifteen days for an active person.
Near Meroë is the confluence of the As