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Battle of the Pyramids

Battle of the Pyramids


After a six–week journey from France, the army of some 38,000 arrived in Egypt. The French stormed and took Alexandria first, then moved up the Nile toward Cairo. On 21 July Napoleon’s troops confronted and decisively defeated the army of the Mamelukes, who exercised rule in Egypt on behalf of the Ottomans.


Title (French)
Bataille des Pyramides


Dominique-Vivant Denon (designer)
Georges Malbeste (etcher)
Denon, Dominique Vivant. Voyage dans la basse en la haute Égypte, pendant les campagnes du général Bonaparte. Paris, 1829.
Museum of the French Revolution L85.29.

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