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nilometer

nilometer

Nilometer – In ancient Egypt, a structure whose purpose was to measure the Nile River's level during the annual flood season. Differents systems were established for that (more or less deserving of this term): a vertical column, a corridor stairway of steps or a deep well with culvert.


nilomètre

Nilomètre – Dans l’Égypte ancienne, structure dont le but était de mesurer le niveau du Nil pendant la saison des inondations annuelles. Différents systèmes ont été mis en place pour cela (méritant plus ou moins ce qualificatif) : une colonne verticale, un système d’escaliers, un puits profond...

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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization - A Bronze Age civilisation (from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE) flourishing in the basins of the Indus River - Indus script still undeciphered.


Civilisation de la vallée de l'Indus - Durant l'âge du bronze (de 3300 à 1300 avant notre ère) s’épanouissant dans les bassins de l'Indus - L'écriture de l'Indus reste indéchiffrée.

Kuomboka


Kuomboka

Kuomboka - A traditional ceremony in Zambia taking place at the end of the rain season.


Kuomboka Ceremony - Zambia
“The Lozi people of Barotse Land escape the rising flood waters of the upper Zambezi each year in a spectacular ceremonial procession. Hundreds of dugout canoes (mokoros) accompany the Litunga - Barotse King from the royal establishment, Lealui Palace, in the flood plains to dry land. The Kuomboka is one of the attractions on Open Africa's traveller routes in South Africa. Details of which are available on our website www.openafrica.org. Video produced by Charl Pauw.”

川  kawa – Kanagawa Prefecture

川 kawa – Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture 神奈川県
Written with the kanji 川 “river” “stream” sen, kawa
That we also meet for instance in…
川の字 kawanoji “three people lined up sleeping in the shape of the kanji 川
川上 kawakami “upstream”
川下 kawashimo “downstream”

千  chi – Chiba Prefecture

千 chi – Chiba Prefecture

Chiba Prefecture 千葉県
Written with the kanji 千 “thousand” sen, chi
That we also meet for instance in…
千年 sennen “millenium”
千草 chigusa “great variety of flowering plants”
千山万水 senzanbansui “many mountains and rivers” "a great distance to travel”

川  kawa – Ishikawa Prefecture

川 kawa – Ishikawa Prefecture

Ishikawa Prefecture 石川県
Written with the kanji 川 “river” “stream” sen, kawa
That we also meet for instance in…
川の字 kawanoji “three people lined up sleeping in the shape of the kanji 川“
川上 kawakami “upstream”
川下 kawashimo “downstream”

三 mi – Mie Prefecture

三 mi – Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture 三重県
Written with the kanji 三 (also参) “three” san, mi, mi-tsu, mi'-tsu
That we also meet for instance in…
三教 sankyou “the three religions (Shinto, Buddhism and Confucianism)”
三角州 sankakusu “(river) delta”
Or in 三日月 mikazuki “new moon” “crescent moon”
As well as in 三味線 shamisen “three-stringed Japanese lute”

17-Earth

17-Earth

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