Aboukir Bay


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Aboukir Bay

(ˌæbuːˈkɪə) or

Abukir Bay

n
(Placename) a bay on the N coast of Egypt, where the Nile enters the Mediterranean: site of the Battle of the Nile (1798), in which Nelson defeated the French fleet. Arabic name: Abu Qîr
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While he was busy inland, where he meant to carry out some wonderful ideas of his, the English burn his fleet for him in Aboukir Bay, for they never could do enough to annoy us.
These were the years of Aboukir Bay and Trafalgar, and Rowlandson and Pugin's clerks call to mind those other armies of red-coated Britons, news of whose victories and defeats would travel through such rooms on the way to the corners of the nation.
Nearby, the Battle of Aboukir Bay took place, between the French and British navies in 1798, the governor adds.
1798: The Battle of the Nile when Nelson beat the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay Image Credit: [c]Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundatio Stele of Thonis-Heracleion, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
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.
What was the name given to the naval battle between Britain and France which took place at Aboukir Bay, Egypt, in 1798?
1798: The Battle of the Nile, when Nelson inflicted a crushing defeat on the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
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.