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 couple are tenants of the Laird of Hartfield, who is off serving as an army officer at Aboukir.
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".
Dr John Anderson, surgeon to the Aboukir convict hospital ship at the Chatham Hulk establishment, was no exception.
Franck Goddio, his team and photographer Christoph Gerigk brought the artifacts up after a 'lost city' was discovered in Aboukir Bay in 2000 thirty feet below the surface.
The near-obsolete warships, HMS Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue became known as the "live bait squadron" in the belief by some that they had been sent on patrol off the Dutch coast to lure the German fleet to sea where it would be tackled by the British fleet in open battle.
1798: The Battle of the Nile, when Nelson inflicted a crushing defeat on the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
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.
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.
The British fears of a renewed French presence in India to aid Mysore were greatly allayed by Nelson's destruction of the French fleet at Aboukir Bay off Alexandria (August 1798).
Who commanded the British forces which were victorious at the Battle of Aboukir Bay?