Ancient hydraulic works

Theagenes fountain

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

The only part of the ancient city that exists in a good condition is the fountain built by the tyrant Theagenes due to the tradition. (From Pausanias, though it is dated earlier than Theagenes, as it came out of the masonry). One of the most imposing architectural constructions built on a hill accessible to the inhabitants of the wider area. Situated among the two hills closed to the ancient agora. It supplied the city with water from 5th century B.C. till 5th century A.D. It was admirable for its size, its decoration and its abundance of its columns.

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