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LEPTE (Λεπτικὴ ἄκρα, Ptol,. 4.5; Plin. Nat. 6.29 s. 34), the modern Ras-el-Auf, in lat. 23° N., was a headland of Upper Egypt, upon the confines of Aethiopia, which projected into the Red Sea at Sinus Immundus (Foul Bay). It formed the extremity of a volcanic range of rocks abounding in mines of gold, copper and topaz.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.2
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