Lycopolis

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lycopolis

capital of Asyut muhafazah (governorate) and one of the largest settlements of Upper Egypt. It lies on the west bank of the Nile River, almost midway between Cairo and Aswan. The irrigated Nile River valley is about 12 miles (20 km) wide at this point

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