Danube and Giza, Egypt
Former Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt and honorary citizen of Svishtov Ms. Mei Abu al-Dahab and Prof. Dr. Mohsen Al Batra were visiting at the invitation of Svishtov Economic Academy "D. Tzenov ", said of the press office of the municipality. In May this year Rector of the Academy of EconomicsProf. Ivan Marchevski made a visit to Egypt, where he visited the Higher Institute for specific studies owned by Prof. Dr. Mohsen Al Batra, who is also Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University. The signing of a cooperation agreement between the private Egyptian university and "D. Tzenov"and discussing the idea of Prof. Dr. Mohsen Al Batra detection Bulgarian cultural center in Egypt through which to promote the wealth of Bulgarian culture. It would be a great foundation for future twinning of Svishtov and the town Giza in Egypt, home to the famous Egyptian pyramids
During the visit was held and a formal meeting with the Mayor of Svishtov, which is discussed educational and tourist exchanges between Svishtov and Giza.
Svishtov is a town in northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube river opposite the Romanian town of Zimnicea. Svishtov is situated in northern central Bulgaria on the right bank of the Danube river in its southernmost point, across from Zimnicea, Romania.
Svishtov is identified with the Roman colony Novae mentioned by Ptolemy.The emperor Vespasian sent the legion I Italica here 70 AD and Novae served as the legions base for centuries. Novae served as a base of operations for Roman campaigns against Barbarian tribes including Trajan's Dacian Wars, and the last time during Maurice's Balkan campaigns. The legion was also responsible for bridge construction over the Danube.
One of the most beautiful places around the town of Svishtov is the unique river valley (1 to 2 km (1 to 1 mi) away from the town) which hosts the monastery of Svishtov; the region called Pametnitsite (The Monuments) on the banks of the Danube and the park around the old fortress in the centre the town.
The House-museum of the Bulgarian novelist Aleko Konstantinov is one of the top 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.
Another place of interest in town is the region called Мanastira (The monastery) 5 kilometres (3 miles) south-east of the town.
Dimitar Tsenov, born in Svishtov, was a man of the Bulgarian national revival period. He stands out among the Renaissance figures for his excellent human and civic virtues: modesty, honesty, vision, and pragmatism, broad interests and culture, diligence, wisdom and strong will, patriotism, noble morality and humanity.
Dimitar Tsenov had a brilliant and successful business career as an entrepreneur, merchant and stockowner and contributed greatly to laying the economic foundations of the newly-liberated Bulgaria. Being a respected authority throughout Europe, Tsenov enjoyed business relations with the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, France, and the USA, and received national and foreign (Austrian and German) governmental awards for his public merits.
Dimitar Tsenov's most noble and remarkable deed is his endowment for the establishment and the upkeep of a higher Trade School in the town of Svishtov. On September 1st, 1912 Tsenov bequeathed his fortune to the citizens of Svishtov, leaving all his assets, securities, and estates as an endowment. A part of his will reads: “As I place my modest contribution upon the altar of the Bulgarian people, I conclude my will with the wish that the Bulgarian people should constantly pursue the path of cultural growth to achieve their ideals”.
The city of Giza is the capital of the Giza Governorate, and is located near the northeast border of this governorate in coordinates. It is located right on the banks of the River Nile.
Giza is most famous as the location of the Giza Plateau: the site of some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world, including a complex of ancient Egyptian royal mortuary and sacred structures, including the Great Sphinx, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a number of other large pyramids and temples. Giza has always been a focal point in Egypt's history due to its location close to Memphis, the ancient capital.
The Great Pyramid of Giza at one time was advocated (1884) as the location for the Prime Meridian, a reference point used for determining a base longitude.
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