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date: 27 May 2024

Atlas mountains, 

Source:
The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Author(s):
Roger J. A. WilsonRoger J. A. Wilson

the great range which formed the backbone of Roman Africa. Its highest peaks are in the Great Atlas to the west, in present-day Morocco (the loftiest is Djebel Toubkal, 4,167 m. (13,671 ft.) above sea level), and Greek legend converted them into the bowed shoulders of the god who held up the heavens (... ...

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