Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt, is the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dam on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract; the modern city has expanded and includes the separate community on the island of Elephantine. The city is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of folk art. Aswan was spelled Assuan or Assouan. Spellings in other languages include Egyptian Arabic: romanized: ʾAswān. Aswan is the ancient city of Swenett known as Syene, 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 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, of which the import is "the opener". The ancient name of the city is said to be derived from the Egyptian symbol for "trade", or "market".
Because the Ancient Egyptians oriented themselves toward the origin of the life-giving waters of the Nile in the south, as Swenett was the southernmost town in the country, Egypt always was conceived to "open" or begin at Swenett. The city stood upon a peninsula on the right bank of the Nile below the first cataract of the flowing waters, which extend to it from Philae. Navigation to the delta was possible from this location without encountering a barrier; the stone quarries of ancient Egypt located here were celebrated for their stone, for the granitic rock called Syenite. They furnished the colossal statues and monolithal shrines that are found throughout Egypt, including the pyramids, they lie on either bank of the Nile, a road, 6.5 km in length, was cut beside them from Syene to Philae. Swenett was important as a military station as a place of traffic. Under every dynasty it was a garrison town. Around 330, the legion stationed here received a bishop from Alexandria; the city is mentioned by numerous ancient writers, including Herodotus, Stephanus of Byzantium, Pliny the Elder, it appears on the Antonine Itinerary.
It may be mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel and the Book of Isaiah. The latitude of the city that would become Aswan – located at 24° 5′ 23″ – was an object of great interest to the ancient geographers, they believed that it was seated under the tropic, that on the day of the summer solstice, a vertical staff cast no shadow. They noted; this statement is only correct. However, Eratosthenes used this information together with measurements of the shadow length on the solstice at Alexandria to perform the first known calculation of the circumference of the Earth; the Nile is nearly 650 m wide above Aswan. From this frontier town to the northern extremity of Egypt, the river flows for more than 1,200 km without bar or cataract; the voyage from Aswan to Alexandria took 21 to 28 days in favourable weather. Archaeologists have discovered 35 mummified remains of Egyptians in a tomb in Aswan in 2019. Italian archaeologist Patrizia Piacentini, professor of Egyptology at the University of Milan, Khaled El-Enany, the Egyptian minister of antiquities reported that the tomb where the remains of ancient men and children were found, dates back to the Greco-Roman period between 332 BC and 395 AD.
While the findings assumed belonging to a mother and a child were well preserved, others had suffered major destruction. Beside the mummies, artefacts including painted funerary masks, vases of bitumen used in mummification and wooden figurines were revealed. Thanks to the hieroglyphics on the tomb, it was detected that the tomb belongs to a tradesman named Tjit. “It’s a important discovery because we added something to the history of Aswan, missing. We knew about tombs and necropoli dating back to the second and third millennium, but we didn’t know where the people who lived in the last part of the Pharaoh era were. Aswan, on the southern border of Egypt, was a important trading city” Piacentini said. Aswan has a hot desert climate like the rest of Egypt. Aswan and Luxor have the hottest summer days of any city in Egypt. Aswan is one of the hottest and driest cities in the world. Average high temperatures are above 40 °C during summer while average low temperatures remain above 25 °C. Summers are long and hot.
Average high temperatures remain above 23 °C during the coldest month of the year while average low temperatures remain above 8 °C. Winters are short and warm. Wintertime is pleasant and enjoyable while summertime is unbearably hot with blazing sunshine although desert heat is dry; the climate of Aswan is dry year-round, with less than 1 mm of average annual precipitation. The desert city is one of the driest ones in the world, rainfall doesn
The Untamed is a 2016 Mexican drama film directed by Amat Escalante. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, with Escalante winning the Silver Lion for his direction. A young mother of two, Alejandra, is unhappy in her marriage to her husband Ángel, in a secret affair with Alejandra's brother, a nurse named Fabian. In public however, Ángel makes gays in general. Alejandra is unhappy in her marriage and sexually frustrated. While in the shower, she masturbates and reaches an orgasm until her kids knock on the door, interrupting her. Veronica is a young woman, sexually infatuated with a tentacled alien creature, originating from a crashed meteor, that an elderly couple keep in a barn in the countryside, she has been visiting the alien for years, having sexual encounters where the creature brings her to orgasm. Having never injured her in the past, the creature bites her in the abdomen. At the hospital, she is cared for by Fabian, makes friends with him.
When she tells the older couple she wants to continue visiting the alien, they forbid it, as it has become dangerous for her. Ángel visits angrily demands to know why Fabian hasn't answered his texts. Fabián informs him. Veronica entices Fabián to visit the barn, but Fabián is found naked in a field, sexually assaulted and beaten into a coma; as he lays in the hospital, Alejandra finds his phone and reads the angry texts from Ángel, where Ángel demands sex from him, threatening violence. Ángel is arrested at work, Alejandra testifies against him, as well as one of Fabián's co-workers who witnessed their disputes. Veronica brings Alejandra to the farm, where the couple tell her about how the alien arrived when something from the sky made a crater in a field near the farm. In the crater, animals of all sorts are wildly copulating. Alejandra is escorted into the barn, where the alien pleasures her, she continues to visit the barn sometimes bringing her kids along when she can't find anyone to watch them for her.
The elderly couple become concerned by the creature's capacity for violence. Ángel's wealthy parents use their influence to have their son released from jail, posting bail by selling his house. They berate him for embarrassing them so badly, insist he leave town and never return. Instead, he visits Alejandra in hopes of reuniting his family, she tells him that she now knows he didn't hurt Fabian, but he hits her when she says that they are done. When he tries to pull a gun on her, he accidentally shoots himself in the leg. Alejandra drives into the countryside, she drags a semi-conscious Ángel into the barn. As Alejandra leaves, the creature lowers itself from the ceiling towards Ángel; the older man and Alejandra dump the bodies of Veronica and Ángel into a pit, where Alejandra comments on how the pit is filling. Ruth Ramos as Alejandra / Wife / Fabián's sister Simone Bucio as Verónica / Fabián's girlfriend Jesús Meza as Ángel / Husband Eden Villavicencio as Fabián / Male nurse / Alejandra's brother Andrea Peláez as Madre de Angel / Angel's mother Oscar Escalante as Sr. Vega Bernarda Trueba as Marta Vega Fernando Corona as Person in the market Kenny Johnston as Coleman On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 72 reviews, with an average rating of 7.05/10.
The site's critics' consensus reads: "The Untamed attempts some ambitious tonal juggling between fantastical and disturbing -- and draws viewers in with its slippery, inexorable pull." On Metacritic, the film has an aggregated score of 72 out of 100 based on 19 critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews". The Untamed on IMDb
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