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Which is the earliest known dam ?

Asked by AWASTHI, 20 Nov '09 12:17 am
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The earliest known dam is situated in Jawa, Jordan, 100 km northeast of the capital Amman. This gravity dam featured a 9 m high and 1 m wide stone wall, supported by a 50 m wide earth rampart. The structure is dated to 3000 BC. The Ancient Egyptian Sadd Al-Kafara at Wadi Al-Garawi, located about 25 kilometers south of Cairo, was 102 m long at its base and 87 m wide. The structure was built around 2800 or 2600 B.C. as a diversion dam for flood control, but was destroyed by heavy rain during construction or shortly afterwards.
Answered by DR DINESH SHARMA, 20 Nov '09 12:22 am

 
  
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The earliest known dam is situated in Jawa, Jordan, 100 km northeast of the capital Amman.
Answered by Shan Real, 20 Nov '09 12:18 am

 
  
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Jawa in Jordan
Answered by Anand Agarwal, 23 Nov '09 07:34 pm

 
  
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