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RARE MUD-BRICK Settlement Uncovered At Edfu

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« on: July 02, 2008, 10:11:15 pm »

This 21-foot-wide (6.5-meter-wide) grain silo—the largest ever found
in an Egyptian town center—was part of an open courtyard of at least
eight storage bins.

Grain was used to pay taxes to governors of provincial towns such as
Edfu, part of a plan by Thebes-based pharaohs to gain influence with
local rulers during ancient Egypt's strife-filled17th dynasty, which
lasted from approximately 1570 to 1540 B.C.
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