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Water technology database

Database coordinator: Andrew Wilson

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No.DocumentLineSiteAreaCategoryWordTypeDescription
Written
After
Before
Machines
1. 
BGU I 14 (6)
7
Arsinoite Nome
ὑδροπάροχος
Unspecified
irrigation. One who furnishes water for irrigation.
255
255
1
2. 
BGU I 328
11
Arsinoite Nome
κήλων
shaduf
water-lifting. Swing-beam for drawing water.
138
160
1
3. 
BGU II 538
16
Arsinoite Nome
σιφωνολογία
Unspecified
irrigation. Pumping / artificial irrigation.
100
100
1
4. 
BGU II 644
31
σιφωνολογία
Unspecified
irrigation. Pumping / artificial irrigation.
69
69
1
5. 
BGU III 900
24
Hermopolite Nome
ὑδροπαροχία
Unspecified
irrigation. Water furnished for irrigation.
582
583
1
6. 
BGU III 918
16
Arsinoite Nome
σιφωνολογία
Unspecified
irrigation. Pumping / artificial irrigation.
111
112
1
7. 
BGU IV 1116
24
alexandria
κηλώνειον ξύλινον
shaduf
water-lifting. Swing-beam for drawing water.
-13
-13
1
8. 
BGU IV 1116
24
alexandria
τροχιλλέα ξυλίνη
pulley
water-lifting.
-13
-13
1
9. 
BGU IV 1120
26
alexandria
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. Unspecified plural. Swing-beam for drawing water.
-5
-5
1
10. 
BGU IV 1120
26
alexandria
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. Unspecified plural.* Swing-beam for drawing water.
-5
-5
1
11. 
BGU IV 1120
27
alexandria
τροχός
water-wheel
irrigation of land. Unspecified plural.
-5
-5
1
12. 
BGU IV 1120
27
alexandria
τροχός
water-wheel
irrigation of land. Unspecified plural.*
-5
-5
1
13. 
BGU IV 1120
27; 47
alexandria
ἀντλία
water lifting device
irrigation of land.
-5
-5
1
14. 
BGU VI 1258
5
Hermopolite Nome
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. Swing-beam for drawing water.
-200
-101
1
15. 
BGU VIII 1732
6
Heracleopolite Nome
ἀντλῶ
Unspecified
irrigation of orchard and vineyard. Artificial irrigation.
-100
-1
1
16. 
BGU XI 2123
20
Arsinoite Nome
σιφωνολογία
Unspecified
Irrigation. Pumping / artificial irrigation.
85
85
1
17. 
BGU XII 2160
13
Hermopolite Nome
ὑδροπαροχία
Unspecified
irrigation. Water furnished for irrigation.
488
488
1
18. 
BGU XII 2175
4
Hermopolite Nome
ὑδροπάροχος
Unspecified
irrigation. One who furnishes water for irrigation.
401
600
1
19. 
BGU XIII 2354
4
Hermopolite Nome
ἀντλῶ
Unspecified
water provision for building work. Water-lifting device.
101
200
1
20. 
CPR IX 26
7
Hermopolite Nome
κυκλευτήριον
Water-wheel or saqiya installation
water-lifting. By a lakkos.
545
546
1

About the database

This database of papyrological evidence was compiled by Dr Myrto Malouta as part of her work as Research Assistant for OXREP between 2005 and 2008. It shows more than 600 references to water-lifting devices and irrigation facilities from Egypt, with an emphasis on the Oxyrhynchite Nome, dating between 300 BC and AD 700. It can be used as an accompaniment to M. Malouta and A.I. Wilson (2013), 'Mechanical irrigation: water-lifting devices in the archaeological evidence and in the Egyptian papyri', in: A.K. Bowman and A.I. Wilson, The Roman Agricultural Economy, OUP, Oxford.

To cite this database please use the following reference: Malouta, M. (2008). OXREP Water-lifting technology database. Version 1.0. http://oxrep.classics.ox.ac.uk/databases/water_technology_database. Accessed (date).

Webdesign, databasedesign: Miko Flohr, 2010-2017. Content: OXREP, 2005-2017.