THE POWER OF WATER
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ΑΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΧΩΡΟΣ + ΑΣΤΙΚΟ ΠΡΕΣΙΝΟ / URBAN SPACE + URBAN GREEN SPACE Η ΔΥΝΑΜΗ ΤΟΥ ΝΕΡΟΥ / THE POWER OF WATER ΒΙΟΠΟΙΚΙΛΟΤΗΤΑ / ΔΙΑΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΙΚΟΤΗΤΑ
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The use of water in the ancient cities of Cyprus
Vassos Karagiorges, Professor Emeritus in the University of Cyprus, Director of Leventis Foundation

During the later part of the Late Bronze Age (c. 1200 B.C) the first bathroom and bathtubs of clay and limestone appear in urban centres in Cyprus, as a result of influences from the Aegean. During the classical period (5th century B.C.) bath-rooms of cold and hot water appear in Cyprus, particularly in the Palace of Vouni, about five hundred years before they became popular in the Roman world.

21/11/2007
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General view of Enkomi, a town of the late Bronze Age, where bathrooms and bath-tubs have been found.
Air-view of the fortified settlement of Maa-Paleokastro (early 12th century B.C.)
Air-view of the fortified settlement of Pyla-Kokkinokremos (early 12th century B.C.)
Clay bath-tub from Pyla-Kokkinokremos (early 12th century B.C.)
Limestone bath-tub from 11th century B.C. tomb at Palaepaphos-Skales
Air-view of the palace of Vouni (5th century B.C.), where bath-rooms of hot water were found.
The hypocaust of the Roman baths of the Gymnasium of Salamis