Plan, ceiling plan and transverse section of the Castalian fountain, Delphi. 1. The courtyard before the fountain. 2. The bassin at which the fountain water ended up through a covered conduit. 3. Rock-cut niches for votive offerings. 4. Church of Saint John the Forerunner. This was hte biggest niche around the fountain, and was converted into a chapel under Ottoman rule.
1. Castalia. 2. Canal to carry off the superfluous water. 3. Niches. 4. Excavation and chapel of St. John. 5. Steps descending to the basin into the basin of Castalia.
LEAKE, William Martin. Travels in Northern Greece, vol. II, Amsterdam, Adolf M. Hakkert, 1967.
Architecture and built environment
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