The Nile and irrigation system during the Mamluk Period (1468-1517)

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Agriculture has been the main source of the economy for all dynasties established in Egypt, and the Mamluk kingdom was no exception. This can be seen from the fact that the Mamluk sultans gave special attention to this sector by establishing various bureaus specifically to supervise agricultural activity. Indeed, most of the inhabitants of Egypt were involved in agricultural activity of one sort or another. Therefore, the following is a discussion of the Nile and irrigation system in Egypt so as to explore its importance in relation to agricultural activities. This article finds that the Nile was and remains the main source of agricultural prosperity since this country has a dry climate and consists wholly of desert. There are several factors that affected irrigation system during the period under review such as the negligence in digging canals and in repairing irrigation dams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2264-2268
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume5
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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  • Irrigation system
  • Mamluk
  • Nile

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The Nile and irrigation system during the Mamluk Period (1468-1517). / Mujani, Wan Kamal.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 9, 09.2011, p. 2264-2268.

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