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Malia Palace, the east storerooms

liquid storerooms in Malia PalaceAt the east entrance to the palace were the impressive storerooms for liquids, consisting of narrow cells opening onto a corridor.

Each cell had raised platforms with pithoi (large storage pots) on them. The most interesting thing is the mechanism of channels used to let the liquid run into a collection pot.

What for, you may ask? Well, if a pot was broken or some clumsy person spilt oil or wine on the floor, the liquid ran into the collection pot and wasn’t wasted. Clever, don’t you think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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