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A Scheme That Holds Water: An Irrigation System That Goes Back to Ancient Times


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Ghazali
- 2968 days ago - socyberty.com
In 1848, a British writer and traveler, Sir James Emerson Tennant, set out by torchlight through the northern forests of Ceylon on an arduous journey. He had heard that in the dense jungle lay one of the engineering wonders of the ancient world.



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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Friday March 5, 2010, 1:48 am
Thank you Sir James Emerson Tennant! What a marvel! Beautiful! And many thanks to Ghazali in bringing this to us!
 
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