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see AswanAswan
or Assuan
, city (1986 pop. 190,579), capital of Aswan governorate, S Egypt, on the Nile River at the First Cataract. It is one of the driest cities in the world.
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, Assuan, Assouan
an ancient town in SE Egypt, on the Nile, just below the First Cataract. Pop.: 249 000 (2005 est.)
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Assuan baraji (Misir) dusuncesini ilk defa ortaya atan ve sonra tasarimini gerceklestiren ingiliz insaat muhendisidir.
She begins: "An artist might pass a winter there, and not exhaust the pictorial wealth of those five miles which divide Assuan and Philae." She lists the natural elements of the scene: the water, rocks, sand slopes, the natural forms of Egyptian pylons, the wild fowl, and the fisherman who spreads his net.
No obstante, se recomienda "extremar las precauciones" en las zonas del Alto Egipto mas visitadas por los turistas (Luxor, Assuan, Abu Simbel), se menciona el riesgo en zonas determinadas del pais respecto a las minas contrapersonal y se recuerda que hay un elevado numero de accidentes de trafico (7).
Funde aus dem Grab 88 der Qubbet el-Hawa bei Assuan (Die Bonner Be-stande).