Al Mahmoudiyah is an Egyptian ceety wi a history despite its modrenity. It wis ane o the maist important trade ports on the Nile River. Tradin ships travelin frae Upper Egyp an Lawer Egyp tae Alexandria passed through its lock an up the Mahmoudiyah Canal. An aa tradin ships frae Alexandria carried importit merchandises tae Cairo passin bi it.
Special location 
The ceety's special location made it a major trade centre in the region. As ships stopped in its natural forenuin in the Nile the ceety haed a major activity in mercats.