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On the geometry of the Minoan water conduits

Angelakis, A. N., D. Koutsoyiannis, and P. Papanicolaou, On the geometry of the Minoan water conduits, 3rd IWA Specialized Conference on Water & Wastewater Technologies in Ancient Civilizations, Istanbul, Turkey, 172–177, International Water Association, 2012.

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Several different types of conduits were found in archaeological excavations in Crete belonging to the Minoan period. They were used for water supply as well as for stormwater and wastewater removal and are made of stone or terracotta. The terracotta conduits were canals or pipes with rectangular or circular cross section. The most interesting conduits are the terracotta pipes of truncated conic shape which were never used before or later in other civilizations. An ongoing experiment using reconstructed pipes of this shape will be employed to evaluate their hydraulic behaviour and investigate possible advantages for certain flow conditions.

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1. Koutsoyiannis, D., and A. Patrikiou, Water control in Ancient Greek cities, Water and Urbanization, edited by T. Ostigard, 130–148, 2013.

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