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Kids in the nubian village, Aswan, Egypt アスワン、ヌビア村の子供たち | by travelingmipo
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Kids in the nubian village, Aswan, Egypt アスワン、ヌビア村の子供たち

Aswan (Arabic: أسوان‎ Aswān, Ancient Egyptian: Swenet), formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate.

It stands on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract and is a busy market and tourist centre.

The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine.


The Nubians (Arabic: نوبي‎, Nuubi) are an ethnic group originally from northern Sudan, and southern Egypt now inhabiting East Africa and some parts of Northeast Africa.

In ancient times Nubians were depicted by Egyptians as having darker skin, often shown with hooped earrings and with braided or extended hair.

Ancient Nubians were famous for their wealth, their trade between Central Africa and the lower Nile valley civilizations, including Egypt, their skill and precision with the bow, their 23-letter alphabet, the use of deadly poison on the heads of their arrows, their military, their civilization, and their century-long rule over the united upper and lower Egyptian kingdoms.

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Taken on May 1, 2010