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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • n. an ancient city on the Nile in Egypt; two dams across the Nile have been built nearby

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