Significant historic "cisterns" (Large Covered Reservoirs) where they can be visited.
|A cistern was found near the rear (west side) of the Temple of Hera/Juno.
|Excavations have revealed a large cistern for storing water. (AB ev)
|Amphitheater of El Jem
|"One can still see there a very elaborate system of recovery and channeling of rainwater as well as cisterns for the water supply of the building but also of the whole of the city." (wiki fr)
|at Beni Makhan Mosque
|Ancient villages of Northern Syria
|Relatively sophisticated hydraulic elements have been identified, notably large communal cisterns. (AB ev)
|Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
|two terminal 16th century square cisterns, which provided water to the key complexes in Zempoala (AB ev)
|The quality of the infrastructures - the supply and evacuation of water, the cisterns and reservoirs, the roads and bridges - all reveal a perfect mastery of the techniques of planning and a will towards spatial organization. (unesco website)
|Berat and Gjirokastra
|A large cistern in the centre of Berat Castle
|Brimstone Hill Fortress
|Three underground water cisterns
|"the five-nave reservoir with three bays, incorporated into the Casa de las Veletas in the 16th century"
|Caves of Maresha and Bet Guvrin
|Cilento and Vallo di Diano
|Remains of cisterns in Velia
|Carnuntum (ID No 31): The camp was supplied with fresh water via running wells, cisterns and draw wells located along the main roads. The tribune houses each had their own wells, up to 6 m deep. Between two of the officers' houses, one came across a slightly sloping brick concrete pavement. Along its longitudinal axis, three cisterns with bevelled edges collected rainwater flowing down from the roofs.
|Several, including "the Xenon (94), an hotel with an enormous cistern and the Theater (95) with the impressive cistern (97)" (official website)
|"it possesses a remarkable assemblage of public buildings, most of them dating in their present form from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD - .., public cisterns" (AB ev)
|Fortifications of Vauban
|Two cisterns to hold rain water are part of the fortified town of Longwy
|some 200 cisterns of various shape and size (nom file)
|Island of Patmos
|Under the monastery (nom file)
|Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarayı). Next to Hagia Sophia. Was built during reign of Justinian I
|Aghlabid Cisters are inclused in Zone III of the inscription
|water reservoirs - Hardas (AB ev)
|On top of Mapungubwe Hill
|"To the early phase (c 35 BCE) belong ... several large cisterns, .." (AB evaluation)
|Manueline (late Gothic) Cistern in the fortress
|Medina of Sousse
|"Within are the palace with its ... water storage cisterns" (unesco website)
|National History Park
|Necropolis of Bet She'arim
|The Sih cave was used as a water cistern during the British mandate period (AB ev)
|Old City of Jerusalem
|The Herodian road which ran alongside the Temple Mount, includes ancient cisterns
|"Ajibe" reservoir at Panama Viejo
|The House of the Wells takes its name from the large storage cistern (now backfilled for reasons of safety) in one of its plazas that was fed from the common network (AB ev)
|Pasargadae is also home to a complex water supply system for the time that comprises cisterns, tunnels, underground canals, and ducts, which are locally known as qanats
|"many caravanserais had cisterns (either in the courtyard or outside the building)" (AB ev)
|Um al Beira (Mother of Cisterns) receives it name from a series of water cisterns that are found on the top of the mountain
|southern extra-muros cistern (AB ev)
|troglodyte cisterns (AB ev)
|Excavations underneath the area of the Trevi Fountain
|Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
|Water cisterns, near the Hermitage (2020-30 Mgt Plan)
|Moorish Cistern at Castelo dos Mouros
|Stari Grad Plain
|Euryalus Castle: "Inside there are three large cisterns for the troops' water supply in the case of a siege." (Nomination file, p. 123)
|At Uxmal and Kabah
|The centre of the lower courtyard is occupied by a cistern.
|... includes a large rainwater cistern that formed part of a complex water system covering the whole settlement (AB ev)
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