History of Horticulture

Egypt Ancient Egypt

Figure 40.

Treading in the seed. Sheep are driven across the filed to tread in the seed scattered before them by the sower, who here offers them a handful of grain to lure them on. From a tomb at Saqqara, Egypt. ca. 2400 BC. Source: Singer et al. 1954. A History of Technology Fig. 353.


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