Water Technologies of Ancient Athens, Greece

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The Acropolis

Archaic (750 – 480 BC) and Classical (480 – 323) Periods 

Peisistratean aqueduct – constructed in Athens during the time of tyrant Peisistratos and descendents, ca. 510 BC. This aqueduct carried water from the foothill of Hymettos mountain (probably east of the present Holargos suburb) for a distance of 7.5 km to the center of the city near the Acropolis.

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Terracotta pipe segments of the Peisistratean aqueduct laid in a channel.

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Exhibit of pipe segments and rectangular shaped conveyance channels with cover.

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Lead pipe joint and ellipitical pipe openning for cleaning of the Peisistratean aqueduct.

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Romans in Athens

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Hadrians Aqueduct

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Mill race (branch of Hadrian’s aqueduct) for Roman mill in Athenian Agora.

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Wheel pit (wheel race) for Roman water mill in Athenian Agora.

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Well in Athenian Agora.

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Roman cistern below Acropolis in Athens.

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Byzantine cistern below Acropolis

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