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in 2001 when he moved to Gençlerbirliği (Gençlerbirliği S.K.). Following three successful seasons with the club, during which the team twice made the Turkish Cup Final (Fortis Turkey Cup), he moved to Beşiktaş (Beşiktaş J.K.) where he was a first team regular as well as a regular on the team's scoring sheet. He particularly impressed manager Jean Tigana who, despite being known for selecting younger players for his first team, still regarded the 30-year-old Hassan a key player

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km north of Aswan (Syene) gave it some control over trade routes from Nubia to the Nile Valley, but its main rise to prominence came with the erection of the temple in the 2nd century BC. Hatshepsut had monuments constructed and also restored the original Precinct of Mut, the ancient great goddess of Egypt (Mut), that had been ravaged by the foreign rulers during the Hyksos occupation. She had twin obelisks, at the time the tallest in the world, erected at the entrance to the temple. One still stands, as the tallest surviving ancient obelisk on Earth; the other has broken in two and toppled. Another of her projects at the site, Karnak's Red Chapel, or ''Chapelle Rouge'', was intended as a barque shrine and originally, may have stood between her two obelisks. She later ordered the construction of two more obelisks to celebrate her sixteenth year as pharaoh; one of the obelisks broke during construction, and thus, a third was constructed to replace it. The broken obelisk was left at its quarrying site in Aswan, where it still remains. Known as The Unfinished Obelisk (Unfinished obelisk), it demonstrates how obelisks were quarried. ''The Unfinished Obelisk'' by Peter Tyson March 16, 1999 NOVA online adventure Nasmyth subsequently applied the principle of his steam hammer to a pile-driving machine (Pile driver) which he invented in 1843. His first full scale machine used a four ton hammer-block, and a rate of eighty blows per minute. The pile driver was first demonstrated in a contest with a team using the conventional method at Devonport on 3 July 1845. He drove a pile 70 feet long and 18 inches squared in four and a half minutes, while the conventional method required twelve hours. This was a great success, and many orders for his pile driver resulted. It was used for many large scale constructions all over the world in the next few years, such as the High Level Bridge at Newcastle upon Tyne and the Nile barrage (barrage (dam)) at Aswan, Egypt. The '''Aswan Dam''' is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. Since the 1950s, the name commonly refers to the '''High Dam''', which is larger and newer than the Aswan Low Dam, which was first completed in 1902. Construction of the High Dam became a key objective of the Egyptian Government following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, as the ability to control floods, provide water for irrigation, and generate hydroelectricity were seen as pivotal to Egypt's industrialisation. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970. The dam has had a significant impact on the economy (Economy of Egypt) and culture (culture of Egypt) of Egypt. - 15. align "left" Aswan WikiPedia:Aswan Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Aswan commons:أسوان

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as far as the seventeenth nome of Upper Egypt. He restored a ruined tomb of a deified prince named Hekayeb at Aswan. Sir Alan Gardiner, ''Egypt of the Pharaohs'', Oxford University Press 1961, p. 120 After a short and peaceful 8 year reign, he was succeeded by his son Mentuhotep II. Intef III was buried in a saff (row) tomb in el Tarif (near Thebes) next to Intef I and Intef II, and near Deir el-Bahri (the site of Montuhotep II's Mortuary Temple). Family Geography

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phone tollfree fax hours price content Built to honor Isis, this was the last ancient temple built in the classical Egyptian architectural style. Construction began in approx 690 BC. It was moved from its original location on Philae Island, to its new location on Agilkia Island, after the flooding of Lake Nasser. A major multinational UNESCO team relocated Philae, and a number of other temples that now dot the shores of Lake Nasser. You can see the submerged original island a short distance away, punctuated by the steel columns used in the moving process. Don't miss the Sound and Light show at night, see picture to the right, the least cheesy of the Sound and Light "extravaganzas". On your feet, look out for the extremely creative guards who will do all in their power to get in your photos, or to point out the hieroglpyhs that you can quite clearly see yourself, all for some baksheesh(tip)! Note also the re-use of the temple as a Christian church, with crosses carved into the older hieroglyph reliefs, and images of the Egyptian gods carefully defaced. There are graffiti dating from the 1800s. * WikiPedia:Aswan Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Aswan commons:أسوان

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; Large scale rock cut structures were built in Ancient Egypt and among important monuments could be mentioned the Great Temple of Ramesses II, known as Abu Simbel, located along the Nile in Nubia, near the borders of Sudan about 300 kilometers from Aswan in Egypt. It dates from about 1280 BCE, and consists of a monumentally scaled facade carved out of the cliff and a set of interior chambers that form its sanctuary. Aidan Dodson. ''Egyptian Rock-Cut

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work in Egypt, and declared himself ready to cooperate with the British officials administering Egypt and Sudan. The establishment of a sound system of native justice, the great remission of taxation, the reconquest of Sudan, the inauguration of the substantial irrigation works at Aswan, and the increase of cheap, sound education, each received his formal approval. He displayed more interest in agriculture than in statecraft. His farm of cattle and horses at Qubbah, near Cairo


. Kenya has a tarred highway to its border with Sudan but the roads in southern Sudan are very poor and made frequently impassable, so that even without the conflicts that have afflicted Sudan, the route through Ethiopia is generally preferred by overland travellers. The route from Isiolo in Kenya to Moyale on the Ethiopian border through the northern Kenyan desert is rough and has sometimes been dangerous due to bandits. Through Ethiopia the route is mainly tarred but some


gradually filled with silt. '''New Kalabsha''' is a promontory located near Aswan in Egypt. Rosalie David, Discovering Ancient Egypt, facts on File 1993. p.103 It houses several important temples, structures, and other remains that have been relocated here from the site of Old Kalabsha ( , ''Talmis'') to avoid the rising waters of Lake Nasser caused by the construction


: Thayer E Roman Texts Strabo 2E1*.html Source . spices became the main import from India to the Western world, Ball 2000: 131 bypassing silk and other commodities. Ball 2000: 137 The Indian commercial connection with South East Asia proved vital to the merchants of Arabia and Persia during the 7th century and the 8th century. Donkin 2003: 59 ! scope "row" Nubian Monuments from Abu

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. The politburo (Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union) saw a chance to gain a toehold on the Arabian Peninsula and accepted hundreds of Egyptian officers to be trained as pilots for service in the Yemen War. History Ras Banas has a detailed military history. It served as a Soviet (Soviet Union) military base until they moved out. WikiPedia:Aswan Dmoz:Regional Africa Egypt Localities Aswan commons:أسوان


'''Aswan''' ( '', formerly spelled ''Assuan'' , is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.

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