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UIG533219
Title
Siege of Damietta, Nile Delta. Important commercial centre for Arab textile trade. Briefly in Crusader hands 1219-21, 1249-50 (6th and 7th crusades). Centre left, chain stretched across harbour entrance to prevent invading vessels passing. Centre, defenders fighting off troops attacking tower using scaling ladders mounted on ships. 18th century engraving
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Keywords
chain / harbour / ships / religious / passing / textile / 7th / stretched / entrance / prevent / 18th / trade / using / military / off / century / tower / hands / invading / nile / mounted / left / ladders / arab / attacking / crusades / crusader / siege / defenders / briefly / commercial / fighting / across / important / scaling / vessels / 6th / centre / war / troops / engraving / 1249-50 / delta / 1219-21 / damietta
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