Fountain (Krene) of Theagenes, Megara, Municipality of Megara

Fountain (Krene) of Theagenes, Megara, Municipality of Megara

Τhe “Theagenes’ Fountain” was built at the beginning of the 5th c. BC. It is about 21m long and 13,69m wide.

The flat roof of the cistern is supported on 35 octagonal pillars. The cistern is divided lengthways by a narrow wall into two parts, each of which is fed by a separate conduit.

Thus one half could be emptied for cleaning or repairs without stopping the operation of the fountain. The porch with 5 pillars and an oblong basin for drawing water was in the southern part of the building.

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