Sites & cities that bear the name of Rosetta


First trace of activity : 870 C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Khito, Bolbitine, Bolbitinum, Bolbitinon, Trashit, Rakhit, Rexi, رشيد‎, Rašīd, Rosette, ⲣⲁϣⲓⲧ, Rashit

Description : Rosetta (; Arabic: رشيد‎ Rašīd IPA: [ɾɑˈʃiːd]; French: Rosette [ʁo.zɛt]; Coptic: ⲣⲁϣⲓⲧ Rashit) is a port city of the Nile Delta, located 65 km (40 mi) east of Alexandria, in Egypt's Beheira governorate. Founded around in the 9th century, Rosetta boomed with the decline of Alexandria following the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, only to wane in importance after Alexandria's revival. During the 19th century, it was a popular British tourist destination, known for its charming Ottoman mansions, citrus groves and comparative cleanliness.

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