Dumyat


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Dumyat

(do͝omyät`) or

Damietta

(dămēĕt`ə), city (1986 pop. 89,069), capital of Dumyat governorate, N Egypt, on Lake Manzala near the Mediterranean Sea. It is a manufacturing and trade center. Its products include glassware; cotton, silk, and rayon textiles; and processed rice and fish. Of commercial and strategic importance in the Middle Ages, Dumyat was pillaged by the Byzantines and by the Sicilian NormansNormans,
designation for the Northmen, or Norsemen, who conquered Normandy in the 10th cent. and adopted Christianity and the customs and language of France. Abandoning piracy and raiding, they adopted regular commerce and gave much impetus to European trade.
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. It was captured and held by Crusaders from 1219 to 1221 and again (under Louis IX of France) from 1249 to 1250. Dimity, a sheer cotton fabric, was first made there. The city is the seat of Dumyat Institute, a branch of Al Azhar Univ.

Dumyāt

 

a city in Egypt. Sea and river port in the Nile Delta near the Mediterranean mouth of the Nile River; administrative center of the governorate of Dumyāt. Population, 86,300 (1966). Dumyāt is a trade and transportation center with a large rice-polishing industry and production of cotton, silk, and rayon articles.

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I knew it would be and for a month I would run up the Dumyat in all weathers to get myself in shape.
In 1967, David jnr and his dad placed a concrete copy of the regimental cap badge on top of Dumyat as a tribute to all who had worn it.
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He said most of the sand was imported from the Egyptian cities of Dumyat and Arish.
Al-Bakharzi's Dumyat al-qasr, a collection of biographies of poets of the 5th/11th century which includes excerpts from their poetry, has, as far as I know, no entries for exegetes apart from that for al-Wahidi.
A third factor is the influence of Cairene Arabic, along the medieval trade roads of the Central Delta from Cairo to Dumyat.
He was walking on the Dumyat hill, overlooking the Wallace Monument, near Stirling, when he captured what he thought was incredible footage on his mobile phone.
Entertainer Jim Wilson, 62, was about to take the stage at five-year-old Alex Muir's party at the Dumyat Leisure Centre in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire, when he collapsed.
The dormant volcano of Dumyat, gable-ending the Ochils, did not reignite after a million years and turn Alva into lava.
On February 15, 2006, the Agriculture Ministry in Egypt notified international public health authorities (by reporting to the World Organization for Animal Health [OIE]) of 6 outbreaks of FMDV caused by serotype A in Ismailia and 12 additional outbreaks in 7 other Egyptian governorates: Alexandria (2 outbreaks), Behera (1 outbreak), Cairo (1 outbreak), Dakahlia (1 outbreak), Dumyat (5 outbreaks), Fayum (1 outbreak), and Menofia (1 outbreak).
Sept 2013 Dumyat in the Ochil Hills: My first attempt to climb it in 2008 was sweaty and stressful.
A retired teacher posting on the Walkhighlands website said: "The existence of the naked rambler of the Ochils was first brought to my attention by a Dumyat regular, who said he had to stand aside to let him pass at a very narrow point on the path up from Menstrie.