Aswan High Dam


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Aswan High Dam

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(Placename) a dam on the Nile forming a reservoir (Lake Nasser) extending 480 km (300 miles) from the First to the Third Cataracts: opened in 1971, it was built 6 km (4 miles) upstream from the old Aswan Dam (built in 1902 and twice raised). Height of dam: 109 m (365 ft)
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Noun1.Aswan High Dam - one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern EgyptAswan High Dam - one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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After the Aswan High Dam was built, the Nile water level in this area continued to rise dangerously, posing a serious threat to the Nubia area, including the Abu Simbel temples.
Tour highlights Discover the sights of Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum, with its relics of Tutankhamun Gaze in awe at Giza's fabled Pyramids and Sphinx See the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, visit the Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Horus temple at Edfu, also see the 'twin' temple at Kom Ombo Sail on a felucca round Kitchener Island Visit the Aswan High Dam Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in the five-star Cairo Pyramids Hotel Seven nights' full-board accommodation aboard five-star rated HS Radamis II, return flights and transfers *Book by 14 Feb 2018 quoting code JANLH8.
Established in 1955, Arab Construction also participated in the construction of the Aswan High Dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt.
AaAeAeA Most of the country hydro-electricity comes from the Aswan High Dam and the Aswan Reservoir Dams across the Nile River.
Moreover, the report stated that the Dabaa project for the production of nuclear energy is the largest joint venture between Moscow and Cairo since the Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s-70s.
He announced he was nationalising it to fund building the Aswan High Dam.
As things moved on, the Aswan High Dam would become a project of literal occupation much like that of the British in Egypt.
In the book's background history to the analysis, Barnes asserts that the construction of the Aswan High Dam (1) can be perceived as an ideated structure used to control the international waters of the Nile by means of Egyptian political processes.
The Soviet leader was visiting Egypt to attend ceremonies marking the completion of the first phase of the Aswan High Dam project, which Moscow had helped to build after the Americans withdrew an offer to fund it.
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, when completed, will reduce the capacity of the Aswan High Dam, helping to save about six billion cubic metres of water.
That country's Aswan High Dam, downstream from the Ethiopian dam, helps to moderate these fluctuations, but a second large dam and its reservoir higher upriver are going to complicate things.
2012, A study on shallow and deep focus earthquakes and relationship to the water level in the western side of the Aswan High Dam Lake, Egypt.