2nd October 2019

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Why was the Shaduf so important?

The Shaduf was important to the ancient Egyptians because it helped water crops. The Nile flooded every June but the Egyptians needed to survive the rest of the year too. Therefore they created the Shaduf to refil the irigation channels that they had built for the annual flooding.

Similarly, it is asked, how does a Shaduf work?

To lift the water from the canal they used a shaduf. A shaduf is a large pole balanced on a crossbeam, a rope and bucket on one end and a heavy counter weight at the other. By pulling the rope it lowered the bucket into the canal. The farmer then raised the bucket of water by pulling down on the weight.
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