Ancient hydraulic works

Thera cisterns

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Hellenistic
Types: Cistern
Operation era: Hellenistic
Location: Greece - Thera
  • I. Bitis: Water Supplying Methods in Ancient Thera: The Case of the Sanctuary of Apollo Karneios, IWA Specialized Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, Turkey 2012

There have been more than 50 cisterns, with small or medium size, near the size of the building unit, which were used for the collection of rain water. The water from the flat roofs of the buildings, with proper drains or channels, was being channeled to the cisterns.

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