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Aswan: Aswan; Egyptian Arabic: أسوان Aswān; Ancient Egyptian: Swenett; Coptic: ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ Souan; Ancient Greek: Συήνη Syene, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

  • also known as Mudīrīyat Aswān, Mudiriyat Aswan, Muhafazat Aswan, Aswān, Mohafazat Aswan, Assouan, Muḩāfaz̧At Aswān
  • part of Egypt, Aswan Governorate
  • read more about Aswan (city)


Aswan, originally named Raafat in Egypt. Aswan was a highly influential grey Egyptian-bred Arabian stallion who stood at the Tersk Stud in Russia. Sired by Nazeer out of Yosreia, he was given as a gift to the Soviet Union by the Egyptian government in 1963, in return for Soviet help in building the Aswan Dam.


"Aswan" a.k.a. "Aswan!" is a book by Michael R. Heim.

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Google previewLonely Planet Middle East (2015)

by Lonely Planet, Anthony Ham, Sofia Barbarani, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, Daniel Robinson, Anthony Sattin, Andy Symington, Jenny Walker

Just north of the first cataract and the southernmost boundary of ancient Egypt's empire, contemporary Aswan is a sleepy...

Outside the summer months, when daily temperatures soar to 50°C, Aswan is an ideal place to see the Nile the ancient ...

Google previewSex, Tourism and the Postcolonial Encounter (2016)

Landscapes of Longing in Egypt by Jessica Jacobs

The following, for example, is an excerpt from the website of Canadian tour company IDTravel Inc: Aswan is a must during your visit to Upper Egypt... You will not be disappointed by the many historical sites including the Unfinished Obelisk, ...

Google previewEgypt (2000)

by Jack Altman

Amid cool shrubs and riverside swimming pool, Aswan is an ideal place to relax in after some heavy sightseeing. Nestling at the foot of Mount Sinai, St Catherine's Monastery. Aswan across the top of the dam past a hydroelectric plant to an ...

Google previewLost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of Africa & Arabia (1989)

by David Hatcher Childress

Aswan is a very pleasant, and, for Egypt, relaxing town. Here locals do less begging of tourists for "baksheesh" (tips), and there are no huge crowds of people fighting to get on buses. It is a peaceful spot, good for walks along the Nile, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Egypt (2013)

by Goldschmidt Jr.

ASWAN. Main city of the Upper Egyptian governorate bearing the same name. Situated on the east bank of the Nile River at its first cataract, it was traditionally viewed as Egypt's southernmost city. Aswan has long been a commercial hub and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present (2015)

From Ancient Times to the Present by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Jerry H. Bentley, Alfred E. Eckes, Jr, Patrick Manning, Kenneth Pomeranz, Steven Topik

Although the Aswan High Dam was the product of Egyptian nationalism and Cold War politics, the idea for a large dam in the upper Nile valley first emerged in the mid-nineteenth century. During the early twentieth century, the Greek Egyptian ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2008)

by Morris L. Bierbrier

Egyptian Collection Dantes Plads DK-1556 Copenhagen Thorvaldsens Museum Porthusgade, 2 1213 Copenhagen EGYPT Alexandria Greco-Roman Museum Al Mathaf Street Alexandria Aswan Aswan Museum Elephantine Island Aswan ...

Google previewThe Nile: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture (2017)

by John A. Shoup III

Aswan derives its name from the ancient Egyptian word swenet, which means “trade.” Aswan was called Syene by the Greeks. The original pharaonic settlement was on the island of Elephantine, called abu or “elephant” by ancient ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (2009)

by Margaret Bunson

Aswan noted were Cygnus, Cassiopeia, the Dragon, Scorpio, and the Ram. There is no evidence that the Egyptians charted the Pleiades until the Ptolemaic Period (304–30 B.C.E.). The planets noted were Hor-tash-tawy (Jupiter), called ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats (2001)

by Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut

Aswan High Dam the power needed in industrializing economies was realized, hydroelectric installations were added in 1960. But its inadequate storage capacity meant that in years of extreme flooding, sluices would have to be opened to ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Egyptian Warfare (2003)

by Robert Morkot

Even after the expansion into Nubia, Aswan retained the characteristics of a frontier town and served as a supply and administrative depot and the place from which military actions into Nubia were launched. There were major defensive works ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics (2014)

by John Barry, E. Gene Frankland

Aswan Dam Atomic Energy Commission approved at the 2000 convention. ASGP's International Committee named US delegates to green conferences in Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Oaxaca, and co-ordinated US involvement in the 200l Global ...

Google previewZondervan Bible Dictionary (2009)

by J. D. Douglas, C. Merrill

An Egyptian city, identified as presentday Aswan, at the First Cataract of the Nile, on the east...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

LOCATED ON THE Nile River, just north of the border between Egypt and the Sudan, the Aswan High Dam slows the flow of the Nile River northward through Egypt. Finished in 1971, the dam controls flooding, insures a reliable and regular ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] (2010)

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts by Spencer C. Tucker

The Aswan High Dam (al-Sadd al-Ali) was a major Egyptian development project and one of the largest engineering undertakings of the second half of the 20th century. Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, convinced that the dam would ...

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