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There are six classical Cataracts of the Nile between Khartoum and Aswan, counted upstream. Only the first one is in modern Egypt, the rest are in Sudan. Cataract is also used to mean a waterfall or where the flow of a river changes dramatically. ... The Nile in Egypt Length 6 695 km Elevation of the source 1 134 m Average discharge 2 830 m³/s Area watershed 3 400 000 km² Origin  Africa Mouth  the Mediterranean Basin countries Uganda - Sudan - Egypt The Nile (Arabic: النيل an-nÄ«l), in Africa, is one of the two... Map of Sudan with Khartoum Map of Khartoum with Ohmdurman and Bahri Khartoum (Arabic الخرطوم al-Ḫará¹­Å«m elephant trunk) is the capital of Sudan, as well as the capital of the state of Khartoum. ... Aswan (أسوان Aswān) (24 05 N 32 56 E, population 200,000) is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the governorate of the same name. ...

  • The First Cataract is near Aswan (24.078° N 32.878° E)
  • The Second Cataract was in Nubia, now submerged in Lake Nasser
  • The Third Cataract is around Tombos / Hannek
  • The Fourth Cataract is in the Monassir Desert
  • The Fifth Cataract is near the confluence with the Atbara (17.677° N 33.970° E)
  • The Sixth Cataract is near Meroe (16.88° N 33.66° E)

These were the main obstacles for boats sailing on the Nile in Antiquity. There are many minor cataracts not included in the count. The Cataracts are described by Winston Churchill in his 1899 The River War, where he recounts the expolits of the British trying to return to Sudan between 1896 and 1898, after they were forced to leave in 1885. Cataract is also used to mean a waterfall or where the flow of a river changes dramatically. ... Aswan (أسوان Aswān) (24 05 N 32 56 E, population 200,000) is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the governorate of the same name. ... Today Nubia is the region in the south of Egypt, along the Nile and in northern Sudan, but in ancient times it was an independent kingdom. ... View of Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel Map showing the location of Lake Nasser Lake Nasser (Arabic: Buhayrat Nasir) is a vast artificial lake in southern Egypt and northern Sudan. ... The Atbara is a river in northeast Africa, which rises in northwest Ethiopia and flows about 805 km (500 miles) to the Sudan. ... Aerial view of the pyramids at Meroe. ... The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, FRS PC (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


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The Nile River valley cuts a green swath through the desert of Egypt to the broad Nile delta. ... Map of Sudan The Red Sea in Sudan Location: Northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Egypt and Eritrea Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 30 00 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 2,505,810 km² land: 2. ...

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Cataracts of the Nile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (201 words)
The First Cataract is in modern Egypt; the rest are in Sudan.
The Fifth Cataract is near the confluence with the Atbara (17.677° N 33.970° E)
The cataracts are described by Winston Churchill in The River War (1899), where he recounts the exploits of the British trying to return to Sudan between 1896 and 1898, after they were forced to leave in 1885.
cataract surgery, Cole Eye Institute cataract surgery (1061 words)
A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area that appears on the lens located directly behind the iris inside the eye.
Cataracts that obscure vision should be removed as early as possible, even in the first few days or weeks of life, to allow a clear retinal image.
In patients with unilateral or asymmetric cataracts (one cataract is more severe than the other), it is necessary to patch the good eye to stimulate vision in the eye that had the cataract surgery.
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