Lion-shaped Sima

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Mark Cartwright
published on 30 November 2014
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A lion-shaped sima - the gutter which collected rainwater from the roof of a temple, often containing decorative spouts at regular intervals. (National Archaeological Museum Athens)

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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. (2014, November 30). Lion-shaped Sima. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Lion-shaped Sima." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Lion-shaped Sima." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2014. Web. 26 Jul 2021.