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BASHMUR (Arabic : آلباشمر, Coptic : Ⲡⲓϣⲙⲟⲩⲣ) was an area in Egypt
Egypt
in which the Coptic Christians revolted against Arab rule in the 8th and 9th century.

LOCATION

The boundaries of El Bashmur have not been constant throughout the centuries. Perhaps from the mid-eighth to the mid-ninth century, El Bashmur encompassed the entire marsh region northeast of Fuwa (Coptic : Ⲙⲉⲗⲉϫ, Melej) extending as far to the east as just north of Dekernes . Later it may have been limited to the eastern part of this area. The name El Bashmur survives in this region as the name of a Nile
Nile
canal that breaks off about 4.5 miles (7 km) east of Mansoura, Egypt
Egypt
by El Salamun and runs through the area between the Damietta
Damietta
arm of the Nile
Nile
and Dekernes before emptying into the El Sirw canal some 3.5 miles (5.5 km) south of Dakahlia .

SEE ALSO

* Bashmurian revolt * Persecution of Copts
Copts

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* Maspero, J., and G. Wiet (1914-1919). Matériaux pour servir à la géographie de l'Egypte. Cairo. * Timm, S. (1984) Das christlich-koptische Ägypten in arabischer Zeit, Vol. 1, pp. 354-56. Wiesbaden.

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