Ancient hydraulic works

Glayki fountain

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

Northwest of the northern market in the ancient Korinthos (classical era) there is the Glayki fountain. Nowadays there is a piece of rock that stands outs isolated and has no relevance to its initial form. On its façade the fountain had marble columns and lion heads from which the water came out. The water from the fountain that it was actually sculptured into the rocks flew from the foothill of the Akrokorinthos Mountain, on which the area lies on. The fountain was named after the name of the princess Glayki which (according to the myth) had worn a poisonous pallium –as a wedding gift from Media- and when started burning she jumped into the fountain to survive.

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