Ancient hydraulic works

Malia aqueduct

Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Minoan-Cycladic
Types: Aqueduct
Operation era: Minoan-Cycladic
Location: Greece - Crete island
  • A.N. Angelakis, Y.M.Savvakis and G.Charalampakis,Minoan Aqueducts: A Pioneering Technology, 1st IWA International Symposium on WATER AND WASTEWATER TECHNOLOGIES IN ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, edited by A. N. Angelakis and D. Koutsoyiannis, Greece, 423-429, 2006.

This aqueduct of the Minoan era used the water of a spring that is located at the west of Profit’s Elias Hill. The water reached the palace via enclosed tubes or channels. The total length of the aqueduct is estimated at about 2,4 km.

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