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Water technology database

Database coordinator: Andrew Wilson

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No.DocumentLineSiteAreaCategoryWordTypeDescription
Written
After
Before
Machines
61. 
O.Stras. I 753
7
Hermopolite Nome
κυκλεύω
Unspecified
Unclear. hypobalema (dub. sens.) kukleuontes
101
200
1
62. 
O.Wilck. I 1224
4
ὄργανον
Unspecified
Unclear. May be a sowing machine?
695
695
1
63. 
P.Ant. II 105
8
ὑδροπαροχία
Unspecified
Irrigation of uninundated land. Water furnished for irrigation. Mentions ardeusai, potisai and animals.
501
600
1
64. 
P.Bad. IV 95
131
Hermopolite Nome
τύμπανον
part: drum
water-lifting.
601
700
1
65. 
P.Bad. IV 95
132
Hermopolite Nome
τύμπανον
part: drum
water-lifting. Unspecified plural.
601
700
1
66. 
P.Bad. IV 95
132
Hermopolite Nome
τύμπανον
part: drum
water-lifting. Unspecified plural.*
601
700
1
67. 
P.Bad. IV 95
136
Hermopolite Nome
ὄργανον
water-wheel or saqiya
601
700
1
68. 
P.Bad. IV 95
336
Hermopolite Nome
τύμπανον
part: drum
water-lifting. Small tympanon.
601
700
1
69. 
P.Bad. IV 95
337
Hermopolite Nome
τύμπανον
part: drum
water-lifting. Small tympanon.
601
700
1
70. 
P.Bad. IV 95
338
Hermopolite Nome
ἄξων
part: axle
601
700
1
71. 
P.Bad. IV 95
338
Hermopolite Nome
ὄργανον
water-wheel or saqiya
601
700
1
72. 
P.Bad. IV 95
386
Hermopolite Nome
ὄργανον
water-wheel or saqiya
Timber and levers/handspikes.
601
700
1
73. 
P.Bad. IV 95
391
Hermopolite Nome
ὄργανον
water-wheel or saqiya
Unspecified plural.
601
700
1
74. 
P.Bad. IV 95
391
Hermopolite Nome
ὄργανον
water-wheel or saqiya
Unspecified plural.*
601
700
1
75. 
P.Berl.Leihg. I 13
14
κηλωνοστάσιον
shaduf base
water-lifting. Two. Swing-beams for drawing water.
101
200
1
76. 
P.Berl.Leihg. I 13
14
κηλωνοστάσιον
shaduf base
water-lifting. Two. Swing-beams for drawing water.*
101
200
1
77. 
P.Berl.Leihg. I 13
7; 8
ὑδραγωγός
part: irrigation canal
irrigation.
101
200
1
78. 
P.Berl.Zill. 7
12
Oxyrhynchite Nome
μηχανή
saqiya
Irrigation. Fully equipped with timber and iron parts. Next to lakkos.
574
574
1
79. 
P.Berl.Zill. 7
15
Oxyrhynchite Nome
κυκλευτήριον
Saqiya installation
Irrigation. Description of a machine that contains, among other things, a kukleuterion.
574
574
1
80. 
P.Berl.Zill. 7
15
Oxyrhynchite Nome
μηχανικὸν ὄργανον
parts
irrigation.
574
574
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, 2010-2022. Content: OXREP, 2005-2022.