Fountain of Kallirroe

Fountain of Kallirroe

Fountain of Kallirroe

By the 6th century BC, time of the rule of the tyrant Peisistratos (son of Hippocrates)  the ruler of ancient Athens during most of the period between 561 and 527 BC, the need for water of Athens required a complex network of clay pipes laid in tunnels.  These fed fresh water to rock cut cisterns for more than six centuries.

One of these chambers cut into the eastern side of Pnyx is known as the Fountain of Kallirroe.

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