or A·syût, As·siut
- a city in central Egypt, on the Nile.
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Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.Egypt's New Wave of Violence
October 10, 2011
On the road to Assiut is a fine Roman columbarium or dove-cote.
The Assiut weir across the Nile is just about half a mile long.
All those south of Assiut will be for English students only, for French will be quite dropped.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
It was also decided to follow up the enterprise with another to be undertaken at Assiut.
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
- a variant spelling of Asyut
- an ancient city in central Egypt, on the Nile. Pop: 417 000 (2005 est)Ancient Greek name: Lycopolis
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