This is a short presentation of some typical cases of water supply schemes of ancient Greek cities. Mycenaean spring chambers and access tunnels are first briefly mentioned. Subsequently, the Peisistratos Aqueduct of Ancient Athens is described, together with the water reservoir of Theagenes in Megara. Finally, the long aqueducts of the Greek cities in Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period are mentioned, and the specific case of ancient city of Pergamos is presented. Its 3 km long siphon is discussed, and details about its lead pipes are given.
Research Article| March 01 2007
Water supply of ancient Greek cities
Water Supply (2007) 7 (1): 165–172.
T.P. Tassios; Water supply of ancient Greek cities. Water Supply 1 March 2007; 7 (1): 165–172. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/ws.2007.019
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