The history of steamships on the Nile began on July 2, 1798. On this day, 35,000 troops disembark for Aboukir. The expedition of Egypt begins.
At this time, Egypt is nothing but a distant colony of the Ottoman Empire meagrely managed by a governor under the Mamelukes regime. Thus one calls upon the mercenaries which Istanbul confines in Egypt after not having been able to control them