The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A town, the third largest, in Egypt, on an eastern branch of the Nile, 8 m. from its mouth; has a trade in grain, rice, hides, fish, &c.; was taken by St. Louis in 1249, and restored on payment of his ransom from captivity.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Damietta'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/d/damietta.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.