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Roman agriculture and gardening in Egypt as seen from Kellis

  title={Roman agriculture and gardening in Egypt as seen from Kellis},
  author={Ursula Thanheiser and Johannes Walter and Colin Appleby Hope},
The Dakhleh Oasis is an isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. It lies some 800 km south-south-west of Cairo, and 300 km west of the Nile, and is centred in Mut, its capital, on 25°30 ́N at 29°07 ́E. In antiquity travelling time to the Nile Valley was about eight days. The oasis is an undulating plain sitting beneath a 300 m limestone escarpment and rises slightly towards the south. It covers an area of about 2,000 sq km. The climate today is hyperarid with a mean annual precipitation… 

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