), an anchorage on the coast of Cyrenaica, 100 stadia from Apollonia. (Scylax, p. 45
§ 56; Strab. xvii. p.838
; Ptol 4.4.5; Pomp. Mela, 1.8.2.)
It is identified with El-Hilâl,
which Beechey (Exped. to the N. Coast of Africa,
p. 479) describes as a point forming a bay in which large ships might find shelter.
The remains which have been found there indicate an ancient site. (Comp. Pacho, Voyage,
p. 144; Barth, Wanderungen,
pp. 461, 495; Thrige, Res Cyrenens.