Samos Eupalinos

Last visible manhole (47)

The last visible manhole (waypoint S12-007; nr 47 on the maps of Kienast) of the archaic aqueduct built under the supervision of Eupalinos (530 BC) brought water from Agiades (NW of Mount Kastro) to the ancient town of Samos. Possibly the conduit branched out to supply a number of points. It may even have reached as far as the harbour of ancient Samos. An ancient inscription at Pythagorion describes two ornamental water clocks in the stoa near the harbor. It seems highly probable that the clocks were operated by water from the conduit, since it provided the only steady water supply (Goodfield1964)