Sunday, June 6, 2010

Amathous - the Agora fountain

Fountains are a common sight on an Agora; water is not only a necessary resource but also a symbol of wealth and power - it's not something that is easily acquired in large quantities.

Here is one such fountain, from Amathous. It's built in a square (9,9x9.9 m) surrounded by four corinthian columns (spiral thou) which probably supported a roof. Notice that the columns are not placed in their original position.

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