Fountain at the 2nd precinct of Acrocorinth, situated between the two towers outside of the third Gate


Acrocorinth castle: fountain situated outside of the third Gate between the two towers (Google earth).

The fountain is situated between the two towers flanking the southern facade of third Gate, which leads to the 3rd enceinte. The general form of the fountain’s structure shows the characteristic features, which are applied to a common Turkish çeşme: it presents a square shaped form of general dimensions 3,10x2,90 m., and is covered with a stone vault. Its façade was decorated with an arch -as evidenced by the surviving imposts, which has though been damaged in great extent and only the remains of the internal “tympanon” may detect its initial semicircular or segmented form. A small niche 0,30x0,35 m. is placed at the central façade.
Its collective tank is covered by a lowered barrel vault, which is though hardly evident by the side facades. A small opening is found at the western flank.
Water was channeled into a basin (kurna), which is now hidden by the vegetation that covers the fountain’s base, as a small hole- spout was set over the basin.
Small hammam close to the Beyzade mosque Fountain close to the mosque


Sources

Athanasoulis Demetrios, To Κάστρο Ακροκορίνθου και η ανάδειξή του (2006-2009), 25η Εφορεία Βυζαντινών Αρχαιοτήτων, Hellenic Ministry of Culture Publication, Ancient Corinth 2009, p. 112-113.
Chrysafi-Ζografou Xenia, 1η Έκθεση Αρχιτεκτονικού έργου Κορίνθιων Αρχιτεκτόνων και Κατάλογος Έκθεσης, Korinthos 1996.
Koumoush Anastasia, Ακροκόρινθος, εκδ. Τ.Α.Π., Αthens 2008, p. 30.

Eleni I. Kanetaki

The fountain situated between the two towers. The main facade of the fountain. Water still runs from its spout...The fountain as  pictured from the fortification walls.The niche at the fountain's facade.The inspection opening at the fountain's barrel vault roof.The barrel vault covering the fountain.The fountain close to the third Gate's entrance (Athanasoulis Demetrios, To Κάστρο Ακροκορίνθου και η ανάδειξή του (2006-2009), 25η Εφορεία Βυζαντινών Αρχαιοτήτων, Hellenic Ministry of Culture Publication, Ancient Corinth 2009, p. 25).



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