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Miseno, Cape

Miseno, Cape (mēzĕˈnō) [key], S Italy, at the northwest end of the Bay of Naples. Augustus founded (1st cent. B.C.) a naval station ( Misenum ) there, which was destroyed by the Arabs (9th cent. A.D.). Remaining are ruins of the imperial villa, baths, a theater, and a reservoir.

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