Egyptian Agriculture

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An example of Egyptian agriculture. 1, the reapers; 2, reaper drinking from cup; 3, 4, Gleaners - the first of which ask the reapers for a drink; 5, carrying the ears in a rope basket - showing the ears have been cut off; 8, winnowing; 9-11, the tritura, answering to our thrashing; 12, drinking from a water-skin suspended from a tree; 14, scribe who notes the number of bushels in heap; 16, checking the account by noting those taken away to the granary.


W. H. De Puy, A.M., D.D. The People's Cyclopedia of Universal Knowledge Vol. 1 (New York, NY: Phillips & Hunt, 1879) 44


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