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December 7, 2021

Aswan is an ancient city in southern Egypt.

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Aswan's ancient Egyptian name was Swenet, meaning "the market." The city was famous for its trade movement between Egypt, Nubia and Sudan. After the Arab takeover of Egypt, it remained subordinate to the Qusiyah region, and then to the state of Gerga, and then to the Directorate of Esna, until an order was issued by the Council of Principals in 1888 to establish a new directorate called the “Border Directorate” and its capital remained the city of Aswan. In the year 1900, another decree was issued naming the directorate “Aswan Directorate,” which is now the Aswan Governorate and its capital is the city of Aswan.

Geography

Aswan is on the eastern bank of the Nile, near the first waterfall, on which the Aswan Reservoir is built.

Economy

Aswan has the richest granite quarries. The most famous of her deities at the time was "Khnum", the first god of the ram, whose temple is located on the island of Philae. And the graves of the order of the provinces of Egypt are carved in the stone hill on the western bank of the Nile. It remained a large industrial center after the High Dam was adopted. The Aga Khan, the leader of the Ismaili sect, is buried there.

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