Note 016
From Chapter 50 of the Decline & Fall

Pocock, Specimen, p. 57. Geograph. Nubiensis, p. 52. Meriaba, or Merab, six miles in circumference, was destroyed by the legions of Augustus (Plin. Hist. Nat. vi. 32), and had not revived in the 14th century (Abulfed. Descript. Arab. p. 58.).

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