Saturday, July 25, 2009

Great drains

Not only art and culture flourished during the classical period - we also find technical improvements such as the great drains (dating from the early 5th century Bc), seen here, in the agora. The drain itself was, as in many other cases, originally a river, a common phenomena in the ancient world. It may be noted that many of the rivers that once crossed the Athenian plain still are being used in this manner.

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