Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Egyptian Customs - Irrigation

Ancient Shadoof Ancient Shadoof
Illustration of an ancient shadoof, an Egyptian mode of raising water from the river for irrigation.
Modern Shadoof Modern Shadoof
An Egyptian modern shadoof.
Sakkieh Or Well-Wheel Sakkieh Or Well-Wheel
Illustration of sakkieh or well-wheel. A wheel is turned by a man with the motion of his feet, by ascending the several steps that are within it.
Machine for Raising Water Machine for Raising Water
Ancient Egyptian machine used for raising water.