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Aswan / Assuan, EGYPT - 1907 - ARTIST SIGNED C. Werner- Nile, Felucca, pre-Dam for Sale - Egypt Art Site

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Aswan / Assuan, EGYPT - 1907 - ARTIST SIGNED C. Werner- Nile, Felucca, pre-Dam For Sale

Aswan / Assuan, EGYPT - 1907 - ARTIST SIGNED C. Werner-  Nile, Felucca, pre-Dam


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Aswan / Assuan, EGYPT - 1907 - ARTIST SIGNED C. Werner- Nile, Felucca, pre-Dam:
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Aswan / Assuan, EGYPT - 1907 - ARTIST SIGNED C. Werner- Nile, Felucca, pre-Dam: 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. Aswan is the ancient city of Swenett, which in antiquity was the frontier town of Ancient Egypt facing the south. Swenett is supposed to have derived its name from an Egyptian goddess with the same name. This goddess later was identified as Eileithyia by the Greeks and Lucina by the Romans during their occupation of Ancient Egypt because of the similar association of their goddesses with childbirth, and of which the import is "the opener". The ancient name of the city also is said to be derived from the Egyptian symbol for trade, or market. The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam built across the Nile at Aswan, Egypt between 1898 and 1902. Since the 1960s, the name commonly refers to the Aswan High Dam. 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 industrialization. The High Dam was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. This Undivided Back Era postcard, mailed in 1907, is in good condition, but shows edge wear, soiling, and has lost its stamp. F.M.K. 1413.


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