Ancient Corinth

Fountain of Peirene

For centuries, the Fountain of Peirene was a crucial source of fresh water for the city of Corinth. The Greeks and Romans considered it a sacred location where the great Pegasus was tamed by a local hero. The 3rd century facade that is still visible at the site today showcases the best of Roman architecture and engineering.

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Ancient Corinth

Ancient Corinth sits in a strategic position between land and sea and the ancient Greek city came to prominence by controlling area trade routes. An important cultural center throughout history, the city was known for its artistic innovations and the ruins today show numerous Greek, Roman, and Byzantine architectural features. The heart of ancient Corinth was the Fountain of Peirene, a freshwater spring featured in Greek mythology which also served as the primary source of water for Corinth.

Country
Greece
Field Documentation
September 23, 2015
Historical Period
900BCE-400CE
Location
37° 54' 21" N, 22° 52' 50" E
Open Heritage
Google Arts & Culture

Ancient Corinth

Fountain of Peirene
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