On an Irrigation Canal, Cairo
Rafael Tuck & Sons, Ltd.
Man, woman, and goat sitting and standing by a canal of the Nile
font: "On an Irrigation Canal, Cairo" ; back: "Raphael Tuck & Sons' 'OILETTE' 'PICTURESQUE EGYPT.' [Regd.] Postcard 7201. ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN : TUCK'S POST CARD : An Irrigation Canal. The waters of the Nile are conveyed by means of canals to the surrounding cultivated land, which is divided into basins of about 9,000 acress surrounded by dykes. The water remains in the basis about 40 days during which time its alluvium is deposited on the land. The remaining water is then allowed to flow back into the Nile" [Additional handwriting on back].
Irrigation canals and flumes--Egypt--Cairo; Places & Architecture
Related Work(s)Forms part of the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA)
Related Work(s)Research module: Places in Egypt, https://hdl.handle.net/1911/109669
Related Work(s)Raphael Tuck & Sons. "Oilette" series, "Pictaresque Egypt." Postcard 7201
Citable link to this pagehttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/7015
RightsThis material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
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