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Encyclopedia > Helwan

Helwan, also spelled Hilwan or Hulwan is a city in Egypt on the bank of the Nile river, opposite the ruins of Memphis, with a population of about 230,000 (1989). It is a southern suburb of Cairo. The Nile (Arabic: , transliteration: , Ancient Egyptian iteru, Coptic piaro or phiaro) is a major north-flowing river in Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. ... Memphis, coordiates , , was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj (The White Walls). The name Memphis is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi... Nickname: Al Qahirah (The Triumphant City) Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ...


Local industry includes iron, steel, textiles and cement. The area has hot sulphur springs, an astronomical observatory, the Hulwan University and a burial chamber discovered in 1946. It is the terminus of the Cairo's light rail Metro Line 1. General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... For the chemical element see: sulfur. ... Helwan University (established in July 26, 1975) is a public university based in Helwan suburb, Cairo, Egypt. ...


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Coordinates: 29°51′N, 31°20′E Helwan University (established in July 26, 1975) is a public university based in Helwan suburb, Cairo, Egypt. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Helwan, in: Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt.
Excavations in the Early Dynastic Cemetery at Helwan.
A Re-examination of the Early Dynastic Necropolis at Helwan.
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