Ancient hydraulic works

Thera sewer

Use: Urban Sewage
Construction era: Minoan-Cycladic
Types: Sewer Pipes
Operation era: Minoan-Cycladic
Location: Greece - Thera island

Advanced techniques were also developed in Aegean islands during the Cycladic period (ca.3100-1600). The archaeological investigation of the island of Thera (also known as Santorini), in the Cyclades island complex, found at least five terracotta bathtubs. All of them must have been in use until the great eruption of the Thera volcano around 1600 BC (according to the latest chronology, Friedrich et al., 2006). There was a great variation among them. They were found in several places during the excavations; one was in a room that must have been a bathroom, equipped with an advanced sewage system (Marinatos, 1999).

Except where otherwise noted, the text and the pictures are copyright by their respective authors. The entire compilation is
(C) 2009-2010 National Technical University of Athens
Except where otherwise noted, permission is hereby granted to copy, distribute and modify this work, either in part or the entire compilation, under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike license version 3.0.