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Damanhur

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Damanhur

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Damanhur (دمنهور ) is located 160 km northwest of Cairo in the middle of the western Delta. It was once the site of the city of Tmn-Hor, which was dedicated to Horus. One attraction for a visitor occurs in November when there is the Moulid of Sheikh Abu Rish. There is also a Jewish moulid that occurs over two days in January. The moulid is held at the shrine of a 19th century mystic called Abu Khatzeira. All non-Jewish Egyptians are kept out of the festival by the police. Most that attend are Europeans and Israelis that bring their sick relatives or bottled water that is blessed at the shrine during the festival.