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29 A B C D Fig. 3. Irrigation technology in ancient Egypt. A. Drawing water in pots from a lily pond. From a tomb at Thebes, Egypt. ca 1450 BCE . Source: Singer et al, 1954, Fig. 343. B. Irrigating and harvesting in a vegetable garden. Gardeners carry pots attached to a yoke and pour water into checkerboard furrows; another ties onions into bundles. From a tomb at Beni hasan, Egypt. ca. 1900 BCE . Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig. 360. C. Irrigation of a palm orchard by a shaduf, using a water-lifting device consisting of a beam holding a long pole in which a bucket is suspended at one end and a large lump of clay acts as a counterpoise. The water is funneled to a mud basin at the foot of the palm. From a Tomb at Thebes, ca. 1500 BCE . Source: Singer et al., 1954, Fig. 344. D. Date palm with water storage pond in a distorted perspective. Source: E. Hyams, 1971, p. 18. then each man sows his land and turns his swine into it; and when the seed has been trodden
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Unformatted text preview: into by the swine he waits for harvest time: then he gathers it in. (Durant, 1954). Surveyors measured fields for purposes of tax collection (Fig. 5A). Large stones were used to establish property boundaries (Fig. 5B). Moral teachings included the maxim: Remove not the landmark on the boundaries of the sown, nor shift the position of the mea-suring-cord. Covet not a cubit of land, nor throw down the boundaries of the widowBetter a bushel that God giveth thee, than five thousand obtained by force . HARVEST AND POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY Harvest and postharvest handling of grain were favorite themes in Egyptian art (Fig. 6). Early sickles, used to cut wheat, had flint teeth set in a wooden or bone haft followed by curved sickles with a short hand-grip (Fig. 6A,B) Metal sickles were common in the New...
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