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Aswan [anc. Egyp. Abu, Swenet; Copt. Sawan; Gr. Syene]locked

  • Edda Bresciani

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Egyptian city at the northern end of the first Nile cataract, c. 900 km south of Cairo. The modern town chiefly stretches along the eastern bank of a sandstone valley, which also contains numerous islands formed by the granite outcrops of the cataract; its ancient monuments are found on both the east and west banks and on some of the islands....

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