4.B.7. Fountain of Pirene, Corinth

This are the ruins of a fountain or spring. According to the Greek Myth, this spring was the transformed Peirene, nymphe and mother of a son who was accidentaly killed by Artemis.

Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. This is the precursor to our modern country clubs.


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