Abu Qir

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Abu Qir

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Abukir

(both: ă'bo͞okēr`, əbo͞o`kər), village, N Egypt, on a promontory in the Nile River delta. Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet off Abu Qir on Aug. 1–2, 1798 (sometimes called the battle of the Nile), restored British prestige in the Mediterranean region and, with the land victory (1801) led by Sir Ralph Abercromby, cut short the French venture in the Middle East begun by Napoleon I.
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The writer had, until that moment, been watching the stricken Aboukir listing badly and "the sun shining on pink, naked men walking down her sides inch by inch until she keeled over".
He also served on one of the doomed cruisers, HMS Cressy, and was a crewman on HMS Aboukir when she went down.
1798: The Battle of the Nile, when Nelson inflicted a crushing defeat on the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt immerses visitors in the experience of two present-day searches, on both land and sea, for the elusive queen which extend from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria.
Dans ce sens, lors de la rencontre tenue jeudi dernier, apres le mot de preambule du directeur general, Hanafi Aboukir, cadre avere de la regie, s'est lance dans un expose exhaustif relatant les diverses prouesses relatives a la distribution de l'eau potable et l'installation de l'assainissement liquide.
Soon after, Nelson lost his right arm in battle and then, in 1798, he led a daring attack on the French fleet in Aboukir Bay and gained a famous victory.
However, in the last 15 years, with the help of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, marine archaeologist Franck Goddio, underwater sites have been excavated in Alexandria and in the Bay of Aboukir, recovering stunning artifacts that reveal Cleopatra's lifestyle.
Among the topics are a geophysical survey in the submerged Canopic region, new findings in sediment cores from the eastern harbor about human activity in Alexandria before 332 BC, possible destructive earthquakes in Alexandria and Aboukir Bay, occupation and trade at Heracleion-Thonis as indicated by evidence from the pottery, new finds from Hercleion-Thonis on living with metals in Hellenistic Egypt, and landscapes of cameo glass.
In August 1798, the English fleet, under Rear Admiral Horatio Nelson, destroyed the French Mediterranean fleet anchored in Aboukir Bay at Alexandria, Egypt.
Who commanded the British forces which were victorious at the Battle of Aboukir Bay?
Which naval battle took place between the British and French in Aboukir Bay, Egypt, in 1798?
His efforts were ultimately defeated by the British at Aboukir which meant that his vast array of Egyptian artefacts, including the now famous Rosetta Stone, became Crown property.