Aswan


Aswan

Aswan or As·wân, As·suan, As·souan [as-wahn; Arabic ahs-wahn] Examples noun

  1. Ancient Syene. a city in SE Egypt, on the Nile.
  2. a dam near this city, extending across the Nile. 6400 feet (1950 meters) long.

Examples from the Web for aswan Contemporary Examples of aswan

  • She also wrote Divieto di Soggiorno [Rejected], and The Bride of Aswan, which won the International Fenice Europe Prize.

    See Who’s Coming to Women in the World 2013: Speakers & Participants

    March 6, 2013

  • Clashes also broke out in Alexandria, Aswan, Luxor, and Assiut.

    Egypt’s New Wave of Violence

    Ursula Lindsey

    October 10, 2011

  • Historical Examples of aswan

  • The Nile here has not the wild and imposing aspect which it assumes lower down, between Aswan and Philae.

    History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)

    G. Maspero

  • The dam has been constructed of granite ashlar taken from quarries near Aswan.

    History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)

    S. Rappoport

  • Presently a forest of palm trees, the last on that side, announces Aswan and Nubia.

    History Of Egypt, Chalda, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 1 (of 12)

    G. Maspero

  • Landing in Africa in 1786, he went up the Nile as far as Aswan.

    History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)

    S. Rappoport

  • There is no railway between Aswan and Halfa, all traffic being conducted on the river.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

    Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

  • British Dictionary definitions for aswan Aswan Assuan or Assouan noun

    1. an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop: 249 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Syene

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