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Pillars of Hercules

Pillars of Hercules is the ancient name given to the promontories that flank the entrance to the Straits of Gibraltar. They are Gibraltar in Europe and Mt. Acha[?] in Ceuta in Africa. The Jebel Musa[?], west of Ceuta, is sometimes considered one of the Pillars.

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