Every twelfth year there is a special occasion called the Kumbh-mela, which is attended by a million of devotees at one time.
The first hint to reach Europe concerning the existence of habitable lands to the eastward of the Ganges is to be found in the writings of Pomponius Mela
734 ff.; Pomp. Mela iii.
In Mela we find the Druids teaching in the depths of a forest or in caverns.
Tumuli, too, are found throughout northern Africa, the"most celebrated being that near Cherchel, the Kubr-er-Rumia (" tomb of the Christian lady "), which was regarded by Pomponius Mela as the royal burying-place of the kings of Numidia.