Egyptian Society during the Ramesside period, Dynasties XIX and XX

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The Economy

3.4 Technological development: tools, building materials, techniques and construction, shadouf

Refer to 3.2 for tools, building materials, techniques and construction. Also to 4.6 Temples and 4.7 Tombs.

A levered device that was developed so that water could be raised efficiently from the river for irrigation. It featured a counter-weight and a pivot, allowing the water to be lifted and swung over an irrigation channel.