Ancient hydraulic works

Naxos Tunnel

Hydrosystem:Naxos Island
Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Archaic
Types: Tunnel
Operation era: Archaic
Location: Greece - Naxos Island
  • N. Zarkadoulas, D. Koutsoyiannis, N. Mamassis and A. N. Angelakis : A brief history of urban water management in ancient Greece, Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia,UK, 2012

The tunnel was 220 m long, 1.6 m high and 0.8 m wide, and it was part of Naxos aqueduct. It allowed to aqueduct to ensure a supplementary resource for irrigate a small fertile valley, by passing from another spring. Its exit and entrance it’s estimated that was of 3 to 5 m length and they were reconstructed in Roman Period.

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