Ancient hydraulic works

Kourion cistern

Hydrosystem:Cyprus Island
Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Roman
Types: Cistern
Operation era: Roman
Location: Cyprus - Kourion
  • C. A. Kambanellas: Historical Development of water supply in Cyprus,Evolution of Water Supply through the Millennia, London, 2012

The cistern were constructed with re-used masonry or 800 mm thick roughly squared masonry and the walls were lined with hard lime plaster. The dimensions of the cistern were 3 - 8.5 m long, 2 - 6.5 m wide and 1 - 3 m deep. The overflow was going into caves or to the sea, through channels.

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