Pools, fountain discovered in ancient Kibyra

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Archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Kibyra in the southern Turkish province of Burdur have revealed a three-staged pool system and a fountain structure. An official from the excavations, İsmail Baytak said they had unearthed the structures in the agora of the ancient city.

Pools, fountain discovered in ancient Kibyra
The pool and the fountain were found in the ancient city
 of Kibyra’s agora [Credit: AA]

He said water had been delivered to the stores and buildings in the agora from the pool, adding there was also a system to stop the water flow, as well as a waste water system.

Baytak said the foundation was built 200 years after the city took its shape, adding, “The pool and the foundation were built in front of the entrance of the eastern gate of the ancient city. The city was too rich at that time.”

Baytak said around the pool and the fountain they had found coins and ceramics, providing information about the era of the structures. “They are from the end of the 2nd and the beginning of the 3rd centuries. The Heracles bust was also found here and that is why we will call this fountain Heracles.”

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [November 07, 2014]

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