Ancient hydraulic works

Chamaizi cistern

Hydrosystem:Crete Island
Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Minoan-Cycladic
Types: Cistern
Operation era:
Location: Greece - Crete island - In a house
  • Angelakis, A. N., and D. Koutsoyiannis, Water and wastewater technologies in ancient civilizations: Prolegomena, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 7(1), vii-ix, 2007.
  • Andreas N. Aggelakis, Larry W. Mays, Demetris Koutsoyiannis, Nikos Mamassis: Evolution of Water Supply Technologies through the centuries in Crete, Greece, Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia, London, 2012

The Chamaizi cistern was constructed during the period from the third to the second millennium BC, in the center of a house complex. It is a circular rock-cut cistern, with a diameter of 1.5 m and a depth of 3.5m, with masonry in its upper part.

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