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Wall Fountains: The Minoan Culture

Wall Fountains: The Minoan Culture Various types and designs of conduits have been unveiled through archaeological excavations on the island of Crete, the birthplace of Minoan civilization. These provided water and extracted it, including water from waste and deluges. Stone and clay were the elements of choice for these channels. There were terracotta conduits, both circular and rectangle-shaped as well as canals made from the same materials. The cone-like and U-shaped clay pipelines that were discovered haven’t been spotted in any other culture. Knossos Palace had a sophisticated plumbing system made of clay pipes which ran up to three meters under ground. These Minoan conduits were also made use of for gathering and storing water, not just circulation. Therefore, these pipelines had to be able to: Underground Water Transportation: This concealed method for water movement may have been employed to give water to particular individuals or events. Quality Water Transportation: Bearing in mind the proof, several historians propose that these conduits were not hooked up to the popular water delivery process, offering the residence with water from a different source.

The First Water Features

First  Water Features 058854635.jpg The First Water Features The water from springs and other sources was initially supplied to the citizens of nearby towns and cities through water fountains, whose design was largely practical, not artistic. In the years before electricity, the spray of fountains was powered by gravity alone, usually using an aqueduct or water source located far away in the nearby hills. Frequently used as memorials and commemorative structures, water fountains have inspired travelers from all over the world throughout the centuries. When you encounter a fountain nowadays, that is definitely not what the first water fountains looked like. Simple stone basins sculpted from local rock were the original fountains, used for religious ceremonies and drinking water. The first stone basins are suspected to be from about 2000 BC. The spray of water emerging from small spouts was pushed by gravity, the lone power source creators had in those days. Drinking water was delivered by public fountains, long before fountains became decorative public statues, as pretty as they are functional. Fountains with embellished Gods, mythological beasts, and creatures began to show up in Rome in about 6 B.C., made from natural stone and bronze. The extraordinary aqueducts of Rome delivered water to the spectacular public fountains, many of which you can visit today.

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