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OPPIDUM NOVUM (Ὄππιδον Νέον, Ptol. 4.2.25), a town of Mauretania, colonised in the reign of the emperor Claudius, by the veterans (Plin. Nat. 5.1), which Ptolemy (l.c.) places 10‘ to the E. of [p. 2.486]Manliana, and the Antonine Itinerary 18 M. P. to the W.; Ptolemy's position agrees with the Sinaab of Shaw (Trav. p. 58), where that traveller found ruins on the W. bank of the Chinalaph. The town of the Itinerary corresponds with El Khádarah, the “Chadra” of Edrisi (Geog. Nub. p. 81), situated on a rising ground, on the brink of the same river, where there are also ruins.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.1
    • Claudius Ptolemy, Tetrabiblos, 4.2
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