Southeast Fountain House
From Project Athinai
The Southeast Fountain House was built of Kara limestone by the Pisistratides around 530 BC. It was badly damaged by the Persians when they occupied the city. However, the Athenians managed to repair it and it continued to be in use throughout the Classical Period.
The fountain measured 18 m wide and faced north. At its west end, a 6 m wide by 3 m deep reservoir floored with marble slabs allowed to dip jugs. At its east end a similar space was used for water spouts in the shape of animal heads.
During our period of reference, the Fountain House stood on the south side of the Agora between the South Stoa on the west and the Mint on the east. It was separated form the Mint by a narrow alley.
American School of Classical Studies at Athens; The Athenian Agora: A Guide to the Excavation and Museum, 1990
Connolly, Peter and Hazel Dodge; The Ancient City - Life in Classical Athens & Rome, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998