Continueing Babylon from last night! this is King Nebuchadnezzar the ll's hanging guardian aka the Gardens of Semiramis, constructed from baked bricks and waterproofed to keep the entrance arches dry using lead and asphalt aka bituman. The plants were most likely watered in the same manner that the king got his well water, from his Palace, using clay fired buckets attached to a a chain that was hooked togeather on both ends of it, to make a 360 if you will. And potential remains of such is has said to be found. The gardens were filled with trees and flowers. They also had drains that were made of baked brick that the Garden was equipped with. And actually irrigation in general was very important to the Babylonians, that I could go on and on about the Canal's that King Harambe had built, but I'll save that for a special hashtag #Canalhistoryweek in the future ;) I'm moving on to the history of Charlotte Pipe and the Dowd family next historical post! -------- #Babylon#Babylonia#History#plumbinghistory#toolhistory#plumbing#oldpipes#worldplumbers
Update 16:07- We're now open! See you in Southtown!! ------------------------------We are currently closed due to an emergency pipe repair down the street. They couldn't tell us how long it will take, but we will reopen as soon as our water is restored. #historicdistrictproblems#oldpipes#mopipesmoproblems#waterwoes
The Romans weren't the only ones with ancient plumbing! Abusir Egypt 1994, Archaeologists find a pyramid which turned out to be King Sahure's Pyramid (2517-2505 bc) begin digging it out. inside they found some copper piping leading to a nearby temple, which drained water that the workers would have collected from nearby Wells and then poured down the pipes to be the feed to the fountain statues of the king! I'm wondering if they would recycle the water so they wouldn't have to keep going out to the well, or if they just let the standing water evaporate over time and fill as need be.