Asyut


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Asyut

(äsyo͞ot`), city (1986 pop. 272,986), E central Egypt, on the Nile. An industrial and trading center and also the seat of a university, it is famed for pottery, carved bone and wood, leatherwork, and silk shawls. Nearby is the Asyut Barrage, which helps regulate the Nile's flow and impounds water for irrigational use. Asyut was the ancient Greek city of Lycopolis and later a station of the caravan trade. The city has a large Coptic Christian population, although many have left.
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The final programme on January 25 will see him arriving in the last country of his journey, Egypt, following the Nile from Abu Simbel A to Cairo, visiting Lake Aswan, Luxor, Nag Hammadi and Asyut along the way.
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HRW revealed that attackers have torched and looted at least 42 churches as well as dozens of other Christian religious institutions in the governorates of Minya, Asyut, Fayum, Giza, Suez, Sohag, Bani Suef, and North Sinai, since August 14, 2013.
Egyptian authorities reported 25 people died in disturbances which spread out of Cairo to Menia, Asyut, Alexandria, Ban Suef and other places.
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