Friday, October 28, 2005

Aqueducts, Darius’ Gift to Egyptians
This one, which I missed, was shown on the EEF Newsletter (which will be online on Sunday, when I will post details): " Following the arrival of Darius the Great the Achaemenid king, in Egypt, Egyptians who were proud of the water of the Nile River and their country springs, imitated the technique used by Iranian aqueduct diggers to provide water for their dry lands. Historian Parviz Shahryari believes that aqueduct diggers went to Egypt with Darius to teach the Egyptians the method of digging aqueducts. According to Shahryari, it was Walter Hinz, the German archeologist and Iranologist, who found out this issue for the first time".
See the above page for the full story.

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