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

  • A village of southern Egypt on the Nile River. It is the site of massive rock temples dating from c. 1250 B.C. that were moved to higher ground (1964-1966) to avoid flooding from the Aswan High Dam.

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  • proper n. A village in the Aswan area, that is the site of several ancient temples.


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