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Roda Island, Cairo 11511, Egypt
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this was a great place to visit especially for those who dont do more than Cairo , the Nilometer is a amazing piece of engineering that allowed the farmers in the Nile Delta know whether the year would bring famine o floods and is a great explanations about how cubits
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As we planed to Visit Manila Palace with Grandchildren and this Nilometer is near and Unique for all of us so we went to see what’s about First it’s a historical building it’s used to calculate the River Nile level especially during Floods it’s a very short visit but educative
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This Uzbek construction used to measure the level of the Nile river before the Aswan dam was built. Taxes were based on the level of water, thus providing farmers with assistance.... or taking money from them. A really interesting architecture!
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This Nilometer is a must-see, it is very hard to get a guide who knows a lot about it, but if possible then its amazing!
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The fate of Egypt depended on that the waters of Nile rise so much to water the fields etc, but not so much as to cause a flood. Therefore, mesuring the Nile was a very important task and the Nilometer, during the reign of the Fatimid dinasty, would be visited by the caliph
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