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Knosos in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
 

Water and Drainage Conduits

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
1. Water and Drainage Conduits Marker
Inscription. English Text:

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. Touch 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"
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
2. Water and Drainage Conduits Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, showing where the park visitor was in relation to the ruins of the archaeological park, while standing in front of the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map 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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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
3. Water and Drainage Conduits Marker
View showing where the marker is situated in relation to the surrounding reconstructed ruins, with visitors gathered about it.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
4. Water and Drainage Conduits Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, that is identified on the marker as being figure 1, showing a section of the clay pipes, as they appeared in the time of Evans.
Water and Drainage Conduits Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 21, 2015
5. Water and Drainage Conduits Marker
Close-up view, that is displayed on the marker, of an illustration, that is identified on the marker as being figure 2, showing a diagram of how the clay pipes fit together in order to properly function.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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