1 Etymology 2 Climate 3 Tomb of Jakov Abuhassira (or simply Abo Hassira) 4 References 5 External links
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Damanhur Opera House
Damanhur was known in the ancient Egyptian language as The City of (the god) Horus, on the grounds that it was a center for the worship of this god. It was also known by other names: in the Egyptian texts, "Behdet"; in the Greek texts "Hermou Polis Mikra" (the lesser city of Hermes), translated to Latin by the Romans as "Hermopolis Parva"; the name "Obollenoboles" (or Apollonopolis) associated it with the Greek god Apollo, and it was also called "Tel Ballamon". Now it is known by its oldest name, which was rendered in Bohairic Coptic: Ⲡⲓϯⲙⲓⲛ̀ϩⲱⲣ or Ⲡⲧⲓⲙⲉⲛϩⲱⲣ, and thus rendered in Arabic as "Damanhur" following the Islamic conquest. Climate See also: Nile Delta § Climate Being located close to the Nile Delta and the northern coast of Egypt, that give Damanhur a hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh), moderated by blowing winds coming from the Mediterranean Sea, typical to the coast. The city gets average precipitation during winter, and rare rain during other seasons. Hail and frost are not unknown specifically during winter.
Climate data for Damanhur, Egypt
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 18.3 (64.9) 19.1 (66.4) 21.7 (71.1) 25.6 (78.1) 29.4 (84.9) 31.2 (88.2) 32.0 (89.6) 32.3 (90.1) 30.8 (87.4) 29.1 (84.4) 24.8 (76.6) 20.3 (68.5) 26.2 (79.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.0 (55.4) 13.6 (56.5) 15.8 (60.4) 19.0 (66.2) 22.7 (72.9) 25.0 (77) 26.2 (79.2) 26.4 (79.5) 25.1 (77.2) 23.2 (73.8) 19.4 (66.9) 15.0 (59) 20.4 (68.7)
Average low °C (°F) 7.8 (46) 8.2 (46.8) 9.9 (49.8) 12.4 (54.3) 16.0 (60.8) 18.9 (66) 20.5 (68.9) 20.6 (69.1) 19.4 (66.9) 17.3 (63.1) 14.0 (57.2) 9.7 (49.5) 14.6 (58.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25 (0.98) 21 (0.83) 9 (0.35) 4 (0.16) 3 (0.12) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (0.2) 13 (0.51) 22 (0.87) 102 (4.02)
Tomb of Jakov Abuhassira (or simply Abo Hassira) A nearby town called Damityo (3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of Damanhur) contains the tomb of the Yaakov Abuhatzeira (1805–1880), a Moroccan rabbi who died there in 1880 while on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The site is visited each year by hundreds of devotees, with protests from local inhabitants. A high court in Egypt officially removed the tomb from a list of sites of historical value, so Egyptian government protection stopped. Some Egyptians have protested against permitting Jews to enter Egypt to make the annual pilgrimage to Rabbi Abuhatzeira's tomb. References
^ Champollion, L'Egypte, vol. ii. p. 249 ^ "Damanhūr". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 783. ^ "Climate: Damanhur - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 13 August 2013. ^ Barak, David. Mubarak to allow Jewish pilgrims to visit famous rabbi's tomb, Haaretz, (December 30, 2009). ^ Lipton, Edward P. (2002). Religious Freedom in the Near East, Northern Africa and the Former Soviet States. New York: Nova Publishers. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-59033-390-7. Retrieved 2011-02-16. ^ Miller, David E. (28 December 2010). "Israeli pilgrims to Egyptian grave met with hostility" (Reprint). The Media Line. Retrieved 2011-02-16. ^ "Cairo Airport prepares for Israeli pilgrims". Al-Ahram. 26 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.
Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Damanhur, Egypt". Retrieved 2008-03-30. https://www.facebook.com/Egy.Dam Official Facebook page for the city http://www.damanhour.5u.com/en.htm English script https://web.archive.org/web/20080321235728/http://www.saeednet.4t.com/ live cam from damanhour S. Pétridès (1913). "Hermopolis Parva". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
Coordinates: 31°03′N 30°28′E / 31.050°N 30.467°E / 31.050; 30.467
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