Atlas of Mauretania

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This article is about the Mauretanian king. For other uses, see Atlas (disambiguation).

Atlas was a legendary king of Mauretania, the land of the Mauri in antiquity roughly corresponding with modern Morocco.

King Atlas was said to have been skilled in philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy. In antiquity, he was credited with inventing the first celestial globe. In some medieval texts, he is even credited with the invention of astronomy itself.[1]

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  1. ^ For example, in the Annales Cambriae (B Text).