Ancient hydraulic works

Ialyssos fountain

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Classical
Types: Fountain
Operation era: Classical
Location: Greece - Rhode island

The Dorian fountain, of 4th ancient B.C, is well reserved at about 30 m down from the southern side of the acropolis of the ancient city of Rhodes, Ialyssos. The rock is scrapped to embody the back wall with the four lion heads. The water was running out of the two of them into a cistern well built, enclosed with pilasters. In front of them, six Dorian columns retained the roof.

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