Cistern, Delos

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 05 October 2013
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The cistern used to collect rainwater near the theatre, Delos, 3rd century BCE. The eight arches once held the roof and are made from granite blocks. The cistern is the largest on Delos, 8.3 m deep and capable of holding 270 cubic metres of water.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 05). Cistern, Delos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2052/cistern-delos/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Cistern, Delos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 05, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2052/cistern-delos/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Cistern, Delos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Oct 2013. Web. 01 Aug 2021.