Ancient hydraulic works

Athens agora

Use: Urban Drainage
Construction era: Classical
Types: Sewer Pipes
Operation era: Classical
Location: Greece - Athens - Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Angelakis, A. N., D. Koutsoyiannis, and G. Tchobanoglous, Urban wastewater and stormwater technologies in ancient Greece, Water Research, 39(1), 210-220, 2005.

More common were the sewers of stone masonry with rectangular cross section covered by stone blocks; these were used either as storm water, wastewater, or most probably combined sewers. Very often, such sewers were built beneath paved streets. The upper panel reproduces a sewer of the ancient Dion, a fortified city inhabited from the 6th century B.C. to the 5th century A.D.

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