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From ancient times grain has been stored in bulk. The oldest granaries yet found date back to 9500 BC and are located in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A settlements in the Jordan Valley. The first were located in places between other buildings. However beginning around 8500 BC, they were moved inside houses, and by 7500 BC storage occurred in special rooms. The first granaries measured 3 x 3 m on the outside and had suspended floors that protected the grain from rodents and insects and provided air circulation.

These granaries are followed by those in Mehrgarh in the Indus Valley from 6000 BC. The ancient Egyptians made a practice of preserving grain in years of plenty against years of scarcity. The climate of Egypt being very dry, grain could be stored in pits for a long time without discernible loss of quality.

Historically, a silo was a pit for storing grain. It is distinct from a granary, which is an above-ground structure.

RHH, Luz •.¸¸ ㋡, Frans Schols, Trudy Tuinstra and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Very interesting, José. I like this architecture with the mighty old stones very much !
4 months ago.
J. Gafarot club has replied to Ulrich John club
Good morning John, thank you for your early visit.
Here we have a nice sun, hope Frankfurt has a pleasant sky too.
4 months ago.
 Gilbert H
Gilbert H club
Bonne découverte ! Bonne journée !
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot! Stay well!

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4 months ago.
 Ruth
Ruth club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
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4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully composed architectural image José.
4 months ago.
 J.Garcia
J.Garcia club
Fundamentais
Belo detalhe
Obrigada também pelo texto, Zé
4 months ago.
 ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely capture, very impressive.
Have a good day......:-)
4 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting capture Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
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4 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
very interesting
4 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Great information to accompany this beautiful photo.
3 months ago.

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