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Eth. IGILGILI (Ἰγιλγιλί, Ptol.: Jijeli), a sea-port of Mauretania Caesariensis, on the Sinus Numidicus, made a Roman colony by Augustus. It stands on a headland, on the E. side of which a natural roadstead is formed by a reef of rocks running parallel to the shore; and it was probably in ancient times the emporium of the surrounding country. (Itin. Ant. p. 18; Plin. Nat. 5.2. s. 1 ; Ptol. 4.2.11; Ammian. Marc. 29.5; Tab. Peut.; Shaw. Travels, p. 45; Barth, Wanderungen, &c., p. 66.)


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