(τὰ Κάσια ὄρη
: Khara M
.), a range of mountains in the E. of Central Asia, being a continuation of the ASCATANCAS range, and forming part of the S. boundary of Scythia extra Imaum and of Serica.
The range intersects the great desert of Gobi in a line from W. to E. Ptolemy places the W. extremity of the chain in 152° long. and 44° lat., and its E. extremity in 171° long. and 40° lat.
It contained the N. source of the river BAUTIS. (Ptol. 6.15.2
,16. § §3,5.)