Shaduf: irrigation device

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men in ?Egypt working at shadufs (shadoofs), devices that raise water from rivers or lakes and transfer it to irrigation channels. A shaduf is an ancient tool, still used in Africa, Asia and India. A long pole is suspended from a wooden frame. At one end of the pole is a bucket, at the other is a weight as a counterpoise.