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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Egyptian
Title
View of Aswan
Work Type
River; City; photographs
Location
Egypt, Aswan
Material
black and white photography
Measurements
20.9 x 26.2 cm
Description
Aswan is located on the east bank of the Nile just below the First Cataract. It faces the island of Elephantine (modern Jazirat Aswan), on which stand the ruins of the ancient city of Yeb. Aswan was the southern frontier of pharaonic Egypt. Its local quarries supplied granite for many ancient Egyptian monuments and are still operated. On the Nile's eastern bank was the site of the ancient city of Swen (ancient Egyptian: the Mart), whence came the Greek Syene and the Arabic Aswan. Aswan later served as a frontier garrison post for the Romans, Turks, and British.Britannica Online
Repository
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) Art & Architecture Library
Subject
landscape
Source
Volume 16: Philae/Edfou Page 24
Image Materials/Technique
albumen paper
Inscription
on album page, lower left, in pencil: 42; on album page, lower center, in black: Vue d'Assouan
Rights
Permission to use, copy and distribute is hereby granted for non-commercial and education purposes only, following fair use guidelines.
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File Properties
File Name
1355900.fpx
SSID
1355900

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