Question:

What is a sahdoof?

Answer:

Show Answer

A shadoof was a way to move water from the Nile to irrigation ditches easily. It was a bucket on the end of a long pole which was weighted on the end. You dipped the bucket into the Nile then swung the pole (easy to do because of the weight on the end) around and dumped the water into a cart or irrigation ditch. Sahdoofs and Irrigation