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how did the Egyptian water their crops

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asked Dec 16, 2013 in Egyptian History by anonymous
   

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Most Nile irrigation takes the form of "flood irrigation", this is still commonly used today and occurs when the river rises (annually) in flood. In ancient times they also used a counterbalanced device called a "shadouf" to raise water to irrigation trenches when the level of the river had dropped - again these are still in use in some rural areas along the Nile.
answered Jan 22, 2014 by charlie Inquisitive Expert (100,740 points)

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