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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Contributing to the knowledge about the role of animals in ancient Egyptian theology, Kitagawa investigates a possible tomb of Anubis at Asyut, the questions of the zoological classification of canids found there--dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals in particular--and the extent to which the diseases and pathologies affecting canids can provide insights into the circumstances surrounding the life and death of these animals.
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The Ushebtis from early excavations in the necropolis of Asyut, mainly by David George Hogarth and Ahmed Bey Kamal; with remarks on Ushebti iconography...
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.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-Morsi protesters in cities like Ismailia, Suez and Asyut rallied for Morsi across the country.
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CAIRO, March 08 (Saba) - The Egyptian security devices have captured some of the perpetrators who attacked a convoy of the Yemeni ambassador to Egypt Abdul-Wali al-Shamiri while traveling to the southern Egyptian city, Asyut, last Tuesday.
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The additional financing will finance the modernization of signaling along the Beni Suef -Asyut line, between Alexandria - Asyut. When completed, this section will continue the modernization of signaling systems on the Alexandria - Asyut line, which is part of the busiest corridor of the railways network, with a view to make it the most modern in terms of safety standards.
The additional financing will finance the modernization of signaling along the Beni Suef --Asyut line, between Alexandria - Asyut.
Summary: SHARJAH - Humans are similar in terms of intelligence, but they reflect differently, and thinking skills are rather C interrelated with the mind than the brain, according to Dr Yahya Abdulhamid, a professor of Asyut University, Egypt, in a workshop organised on Thursday as part of the Third Sharjah Reading Festival.