Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Pliny

Pliny the Elder

Ptolemaic Dynasty

Pliny the Elder was a natural historian who described the fineness of the balance of the flooding on the Nile. He says that there is a specific amount of flooding that will produce the best fertility along the Nile, stating that too little flooding means that not enough irrigation is produced for all areas, and that too much slows up agriculture because it retires too slowly and the sowing time is delayed because of the moister levels of the soil.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011