History of Horticulture

Egypt Ancient Egypt

Figure 36.

A formal Egyptian garden. The lotus pool, on which the statue of the vizier Rekhmire is being towed in a boat, is faced at one end by a pavilion or summerhouse. Around the pool grow doum palms, date palms, acacias, and other trees and shrubs. From the tomb of Rekhmire at Thebes. ca. 1450 BC. Source: Singer et al. 1954. A History of Technology Fig. 361.


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