Siege on Egyptian Port of Damietta Begun by Byzantine and Crusader Fleets

Siege on Egyptian Port of Damietta Begun by Byzantine and Crusader Fleets

Damietta

A combined fleet of Byzantine and Crusader ships begins a siege of the important Egyptian port of Damietta. This is in support of the Crusader invasion of Egypt, launched last year by Amalric I, king of Jerusalem.

Damietta will, however, prove to be too strong for the Byzantines and Crusaders to capture. After three months, they will all be forced to withdraw without accomplishing anything.

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