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LAMASBA (Itin. Ant. pp. 35, ter, 40: Lamasbua, Tab. Peut.), a city of the Massylii, in the interior of Numidia, near the confines of Mauretania, 62 M. P. from SITIFI and 62 from TAMUGADI. Lapie and D'Avezac identify it with Ain-Hazel, at the N. foot of the mountains of the Welled-Abd-en-Nour; but its site seems to agree better with the considerable ruins at Baitna, on the S. of those mountains, and W. of the M. Aurasius (Jebel-Auress: Shaw, Travels, &c. p. 52 ; Pellissier, Exploration Scientifique de l' Algérie, vol. vi. p. 389).


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