Irrigation Reference library
The history and extent of irrigation in the ancient Near East are difficult to trace because the physical evidence in
irrigation Reference library
Dominic W. Rathbone
*Mesopotamia (*Babylonia) and *Egypt were the main areas of the ancient world where agriculture depended on irrigation from a river rather than rainfall, although irrigated pasture and fields were common alongside perennial rivers elsewhere, and many drainage schemes to reclaim land were carried out, e.g. in the Strymon delta and the Po valley. In Mesopotamia the powerful ...