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Eratosthenes (c. 276—194 bc) Greek scholar, geographer, and astronomer

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(mod. Aswân), town in Upper Egypt on the east bank of the Nile below the first cataract. A customs-post on the Nubian frontier, it had important banks under the Ptolemies ...

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