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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology

 

 

Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
[email protected]


Posted at Dec 01/2010 06:06PM:
Ian B: Lake Mareotis is the lake just south of Alexandria. The lake is a massive supplier of papyri and connects to the Canopic branch of the Nile. Its waters helped provide fish and irrigate the land for Alexandria and surrounding Egyptian towns.