An image of a man ploughing a field with an Egyptian Plough. The Plough is pulled by the combination of a camel and a donkey. circa 1925.

In Egypt, the Nile Floods deposit nutrients on the topsoil and so the soil does not have to be turned. Instead, an Egyptian plough serves only to break up the topsoil before sowing. Traditionally the plough is tied to the horns of cattle, which makes the combination of Camel and Donkey quite unique. This is the same style of plough as used in Ancient Egypt.

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A field being ploughed with an Egyptian Plough, pulled by a camel and a donkey while a man pushes from behind.

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Black and white photograph.

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