Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Water and Drainage Conduits
In front of you can be seen part of the water system that channelled drinking water from a source in the vicinity of the palace. This took the form of a series of clay pipes with one end narrower than the other so that they could fit together, thereby increasing the water pressure and allowing it to flow more easily (figure 1, 2).
The rectangular cut stone on your left, with the hollow in the upper side, is part of the drainage system linked to the perpendicular built conduit which drained the rain from the light-well and the "East Hall" on the upper floor.
Location. 35° 17.88′ N, 25° 9.812′ E. Marker is in Knosos, Crete, in Heraklion. Marker can be reached from Dedalou south of Glafkou, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located on the island of Crete, just south of the capital city of Heraklion, in the Palace of Knossos archaeological park, and you must be walking on the grounds of the archaeological park in oder to see this marker. Marker is in this post office area: Knosos, Crete 714 09, Greece.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The “Magazines of the Giant Pithoi”, and the “East Bastion” (a few steps from this marker); "Throne Room" The "Hall of the Double Axes" and the "Queen's Megaron" (within shouting distance of this marker); West Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); North Entrance, North Pillar Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); South Entrance, Corridor with the "Prince of the Lilies" Fresco (within shouting distance of this marker); "North Lustral Basin" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Shrine of the Double Axes" (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Knosos.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
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