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date: 17 October 2019

Africa (Libya), exploration 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Author(s):
Joyce Maire ReynoldsJoyce Maire Reynolds

Africa was distinguished from Asia as the third continent by c.500 bc, with the Nile, later usually the Red Sea, as divider; but its interior and, even at the most extended period of knowledge, its coasts south of Cape Delgado on the east and Cape Yubi on the west, remained substantially unknown, locations of marvels and geographical features uncertainly identifiable (Ptol. ... ...

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