Nymphaeum and Adjoining Cisterns / Ninfeo e Annesse Cisterne
Nymphaeum and Adjoining Cisterns
The short northern side of the "Stadium" - above some service rooms - ended in a square room with niches decorated with statues and fountains fed by a complex system of water pipes. Some large cisterns in the underground area to the rear, already known in the Renaissance and drawn by Pirro Ligorio, ensured a water supply to the Flavian palace. A branch of the Claudian aqueduct (Aqua Claudia), which ran from the Caelian Hill to this part of the Palatine, supplied the cisterns, where the water decanted before being distributed.
Ninfeo e Annesse Cisterne
Lo "Stadio" era chiuso sul lato corto settentrionale - al di sopra di ambienti di servizio - da una sala quadrata con nicchie decorate da statue e fontane, alimentate da un complesso sisterna idrico. Alcune grandi cisterne, poste nell'area sotterranea retrostante, giÓ note nel Rinascimento e disegnate da Pirro Ligorio, garantivano l'approvvigionamento di acqua al palazzo flavio. Un ramo dell'acquedotto Claudio (Aqua Claudia), che raggiungeva dal Celio questa parte del Palatino, riforniva le cisterne, dove l'acqua decantava prima di essere distribuita.
Location. 41° 53.297′ N, 12° 29.297′ E. Marker is in Rome, Lazio, in Metropolitan
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 'Stadium' / Lo 'Stadio' (a few steps from this marker); The Palatine "Stadium" / "Stadio" Palatino (within shouting distance of this marker); Domus Augustana. Upper Peristyle / Peristilio Superiore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Upper Peristyle of the Domus Augustana (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Domus Flavia, so-called Lararium / Cd. Larario (about 120 meters away); Palatine Museum / Museo Palatino (about 120 meters away); House of the Griffins / Casa Dei Grifi (about 120 meters away); Imperial Palace (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Rome.
Also see . . .
1. Flavian Palace at Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Palatine Hill. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Palatine Hill in Ancient Rome. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
4. Ancient Water Works. (Submitted on June 6, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Man-Made Features •
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