Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.
A barrage and lock control the flow of water at Assiut; a huge dam at Assuan impounds the surplus of the flood season.
On the road to Assiut is a fine Roman columbarium or dove-cote.
It was also decided to follow up the enterprise with another to be undertaken at Assiut.
Administratively the oasis forms part of the mudiria of Assiut.
The Assiut weir across the Nile is just about half a mile long.
On the evening of the 15th of December we got on board a steamer which took us down most comfortably to Assiut.
All those south of Assiut will be for English students only, for French will be quite dropped.
From Assiut we took the train to Cairo, where we arrived safely on the 21st of December, 1891.