Ancient hydraulic works

Tinos fountain

Hydrosystem:Tinos Island
Use: Urban Water Supply
Construction era: Classical
Types: Fountain
Operation era: Classical
Location: Greece - Tinos island

It is the original architectural creation of the Tinian’s by the end of the 4th century B.C. and it is the most famous structure of the sanctuary, due to the publication of A. Orlandos. It is a square structure 10,67 Χ 4,16 m, made of white and grey-bluish marble and divided into 3 parts. The central part is a semi-circular podium that is surrounded by two cisterns for pumping the water out. The front face had a uniform colonnade, Dorian columns and architrave with triglyphs and metopes. The tripod was roofed with flat marble plinths while the cisterns had a roof of blue marble with rectangular panels decorated with sculptured eight-radius stars (theme fro the Athens Acropolis Propylea. Joined with the northern part of the cistern there was a rectangular-shaped structure that was evident that was used as a cistern and aqueduct.

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