Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tunnel of Eupalinos, Samos



Samos

The tunnel of Eupalinos, on Samos, was built as an aqueduct to supply water the ancient capital city - going through the mountain in the hope that this would protect it from attack in times of war. It was dug from both ends simultaneously, and successfully managed to meet in the middle - quite a feat without any modern measuring equipment.

Now it's open to the public, though you do have to watch your head!

Samos

Samos

Samos


2 comments:

Blond Duck said...

How cool!

Rachel said...

As I recall, the tale of how they managed to engineer it to meet in the middle is truly fascinating - I hope you got all the details!

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