Assiut



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a city in central Egypt, on the Nile.
Contemporary Examples

Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.
Egypt’s New Wave of Violence Ursula Lindsey October 9, 2011

Historical Examples

A barrage and lock control the flow of water at Assiut; a huge dam at Assuan impounds the surplus of the flood season.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

On the road to Assiut is a fine Roman columbarium or dove-cote.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

It was also decided to follow up the enterprise with another to be undertaken at Assiut.
History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) S. Rappoport

Administratively the oasis forms part of the mudiria of Assiut.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

The Assiut weir across the Nile is just about half a mile long.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7 Various

On the evening of the 15th of December we got on board a steamer which took us down most comfortably to Assiut.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

All those south of Assiut will be for English students only, for French will be quite dropped.
Khartoum Campaign, 1898 Bennet Burleigh

From Assiut we took the train to Cairo, where we arrived safely on the 21st of December, 1891.
Ten Years’ Captivity in the Mahdi’s Camp 1882-1892 F. R. Wingate

noun
a variant spelling of Asyut
noun
an ancient city in central Egypt, on the Nile. Pop: 417 000 (2005 est) Ancient Greek name Lycopolis

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