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date: 24 August 2019

Nile and Nilometer 

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson, James KeenanJames Keenan

‘*Egypt is the work of the Nile’ (*Libanius, Oratio, 30, Pro Templis, 35). The vast majority of the Egyptian population in Late Antiquity lived in the Nile Valley and the river was their principal thoroughfare. The annual flooding of the river provided the fertile silt and ... ...

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