American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern Egypt at the First Cataract of the Nile River near the Aswan High Dam. Construction of the dam, dedicated in 1971, required the relocation of some 90,000 people and numerous archaeological treasures. The city's population is 265,000.
- n. an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt; two dams across the Nile have been built nearby
“He said that police crackdowns in Aswan were not part of any “government campaign” to arrest those who publicly broke the fast.”
“In Egypt, Lozah recently visited some youth centres in Aswan that are participating in an initiative encouraging girls and women to utilise traditionally male-dominated spaces:”
“Eratosthenes noticed that at noon in the town of Syene today called Aswan, during the summer solstice, a stick in the ground casts no shadow.”
“The latest bloodshed on Sunday occurred when thousands of Christians rallied at the TV building, to protest an attack on a church in southern Aswan province.”
“Hassan, who started his professional career with a lower division club in Egypt called Aswan, was first picked for the Egyptian national team in December 1995 and was a member of the squad at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, although he did not play.”
“At noon on the summer solstice in the Egyptian town now called Aswan, the sun hovers straight overhead: objects cast no shadow and sunlight falls directly down a deep well.”
“His naivety recalled that of the builders of Aswan and Glen Canyon dams.”
“On Tuesday, it added Frankfurt, Germany, as a destination and the Egyptian cities of Aswan and Luxor as departure points.”
“Dr. El Din then describes how he has confiscated crocodiles from traders in the Aswan area and liberated them back to the Nile.”
“A temple was built to the deity on the island of Kom Ombo between Aswan and Luxor, where mothers of children eaten by crocodiles felt privileged to have provided something for Sobek's delectation.”
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