Egyptian Papyrus from Edfu (IMAGE) Future Earth Caption This piece of papyrus from the mid-Third Century BCE describes a period of famine in Egypt that occurred when the Nile River failed to flood for several years in a row. It was collected from the Egyptian city of Edfu. Credit © Department of Papyrology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw Usage Restrictions Ask permission for use License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.