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AUSARA (Αὔσαρα).


A city of the Sachalitae on the south coast of Arabia (Ptol. 6.7.11), in the modern district of Mahrah: probably the capital of Pliny's Ausaritae (6.28. s. 32), from which apparently a peculiar kind of incense enumerated by him (12.25. s. 16) derived its name. Forster identifies it with Ras-al-Sair. (Geog. of Arabia, vol. ii. pp. 177, 178.)


Another town of the same name as the preceding is enumerated among the inland cities of Arabia Felix by Ptolemy (6.7. 30), and placed by him in long. 71°, lat. 25° 30′, which Forster finds in the modern town of Zarfa, in the Hedjaz. (Ibid. vol. ii. pp. 127, 130.) [G.W]

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