Ancient hydraulic works

Pleurona cistern

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Cistern
Operation era:
Location: Greece - Pleurona
  • M, Diamanti and I. Kalavrouziotis: Water Resources Management and Natural Environment Changes in Ancient Pleurona, Greece, IWA Specialized Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, Turkey 2012

The cistern was placed on the south part of the city, was carved on the bedrock and it was used for rainwater harvesting. It was roofed with a large stone slab and on the center of the ceiling was a small opening blocked with vertical stone, for cleaning purposes. An underground pipeline was connected on the upper right corner of the back wall.

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