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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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Physical Sketch of Egypt.

Physical Sketch of Egypt.

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(p.25) Chapter IV. Physical Sketch of Egypt.
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Description of Egypt
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0005

This chapter gives a general description of Egypt and the Nile. It talks about the length and breadth of the valley of Egypt and of the plain of Lower Egypt. It gives a detailed account of the cultivable land and the extent of the land cultivated at present. It further remarks upon the Nile, the climate of Egypt, and Egyptian agriculture. It describes the machines used for the purpose of irrigating the land; and the manner of irrigating. Furthermore, the amazing fertility of Egypt appears from the account of its principal vegetable productions. To complete this sketch of the natural history of Egypt, a few words are also added respecting the principal domestic and wild animals. Finally, this chapter concludes with a physical and agricultural calendar of Egypt.

Keywords:   Egypt, Nile, agriculture, vegetable productions, agricultural calendar

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