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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast Egypt on the Nile River delta north-northeast of Cairo. It was conquered by Crusaders in 1219.

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  • It did not commence at Alexandria, but at Damietta, which is the nearest Nile port to Port Said, which is the outlet of the Suez

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 483, April 4, 1885

  • The river Nile, after flowing past (the city of) Mizraim, divides into four heads: one channel proceeds in the direction of Damietta, which is Caphtor [189], where it falls into the sea.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • And a holy father which was named Nonnon, bishop of Heliopolis, which now is called Damietta, passed through the city and saw her.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Thence it is two days 'journey to Damietta which is Caphtor, where there are about 200 Jews, and it lies upon the sea.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • In the port city of Damietta, about 200 miles from Cairo at the place where the Nile intersects with the Mediterranean, Amhad Rizq had good reason to fear what might happen as he took his bed-ridden mother to vote in the ongoing Egyptian elections.

    Mark Pfeifle: Arab Spring, Version 2.0

  • In the port city of Damietta, about 200 miles from Cairo at the place where the Nile intersects with the Mediterranean, Amhad Rizq had good reason to fear what might happen as he took his bed-ridden mother to vote in the ongoing Egyptian elections.

    Mark Pfeifle: Arab Spring, Version 2.0

  • In the port city of Damietta, about 200 miles from Cairo at the place where the Nile intersects with the Mediterranean, Amhad Rizq had good reason to fear what might happen as he took his bed-ridden mother to vote in the ongoing Egyptian elections.

    Mark Pfeifle: Arab Spring, Version 2.0

  • The Nile divides into two below Cairo, into western and eastern branches that flow into the sea at Rosetta and Damietta, respectively.

    Nile Delta flooded savanna

  • Dysentery and other diseases broke out among the crusaders, and Louis' second son, who had been born at Damietta during the earlier crusade, died.

    SAINT LOUIS, CONFESSOR, KING OF FRANCE

  • Yet as long as the army was quartered around Damietta, many of his soldiers fell into debauchery and lawlessness.

    SAINT LOUIS, CONFESSOR, KING OF FRANCE

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