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Water technology database

Database coordinator: Andrew Wilson

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No.DocumentLineSiteAreaCategoryWordTypeDescription
Written
After
Before
Machines
21. 
CPR VII 37
3
Hermopolite Nome
μηχανή
saqiya?
water-lifting.
301
400
1
22. 
CPR VII 37
3
Hermopolite Nome
κυκλευτόν
parts
Two mentioned as part of a mechane.
301
400
1
23. 
CPR VII 37
passim
Hermopolite Nome
δόκιον
part: plank
At least three mentioned, of varying sizes, as part of a mechane.
301
400
1
24. 
CPR VII 46
12
Hermopolite Nome
κυκλευτήριον
water-wheel or saqiya installation
water-lifting.
501
600
1
25. 
CPR XVII 25
6
Hermopolite Nome
κυκλευ[
water-wheel or saqiya installation?
irrigation of orchard and vineyard. kukleu[terion?
307
400
1
26. 
M.Chr. 277
18
Hermopolite Nome
ξυλικὸν ὄργανον
Unspecified
Unclear. Wooden instrument. Might be a mill?
388
388
1
27. 
O.Amst. I 69
passim
Oxyrhynchite Nome
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. List including several keloneia (at least 12).
-30
323
1
28. 
O.Amst. I 69
passim
Oxyrhynchite Nome
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. List including several keloneia (at least 12).*
-30
323
11
29. 
O.Amst. I 70
1; 3
Oxyrhynchite Nome
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. List?
-30
323
1
30. 
O.Amst. I 71
passim
Oxyrhynchite Nome
κηλώνειον
shaduf
water-lifting. List?
-30
323
1
31. 
O.Bodl. I 234
6
ἐπαντλή(του)
Unspecified
irrigation. artificial irrigation.
-155
-144
1
32. 
O.Bodl. I 306
1
ὑδραγωγός
part: irrigation canal
irrigation. Part of unspecified machine.
-100
-1
1
33. 
O.Bodl. I 306
2
σωλήν
part: pipe
irrigation. Part of unspecified machine.
-100
-1
1
34. 
O.Bodl. I 306
5
κάδος
part: container
water-lifting. Part of unspecified machine.
-100
-1
1
35. 
O.Bodl. II 1721
3
ὄργανον
Unspecified
Unclear. V. fragmentary. A phrear is also mentioned.
101
200
1
36. 
O.Bodl. II 1722
10
κυκλευτής
water-wheel or saqiya installation operator
water-lifting.
101
200
1
37. 
O.Bodl. II 1726
2
ὄργανον
Unspecified
water-lifting. stuloi and potamos mentioned.
101
200
1
38. 
O.Bodl. II 1730
3
κυκλευτής
water-wheel or saqiya installation operator
water-lifting.
101
200
1
39. 
O.Bodl. II 1747
4
ὄργανον
Unspecified
water-lifting. Unspecified plural.
101
200
1
40. 
O.Bodl. II 1747
4
ὄργανον
Unspecified
water-lifting. Unspecified plural.*
101
200
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.