Aswan is a metropolis within the south of Egypt, and is the capital of the Aswan Governorate.Aswan is a busy marketplace and visitor centre located simply north of the Aswan Dams at the east financial institution of the Nile at the first cataract. The current metropolis has increased and includes the previously separate network at the island of Elephantine. The town is a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network inside the class of craft and people artwork. Aswan is the historic city of Swenett, later referred to as Syene, which in antiquity become the frontier city of Ancient Egypt facing the south.
Swenett is meant to have derived its name from an Egyptian goddess with the equal name. This goddess later become identified as Eileithyia with the aid of the Greeks and Lucina with the aid of the Romans at some point of their profession of Ancient Egypt because of the similar affiliation of their goddesses with childbirth, and of which the import is "the opener". The historic name of the town is also said to be derived from the Egyptian image for "exchange", or "market". Because the Ancient Egyptians orientated themselves toward the beginning of the life-giving waters of the Nile in the south, and as Swenett changed into the southernmost metropolis within the usa, Egypt always became conceived to "open" or begin at Swenett.