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The Original Fountains

Towns and villages relied on working water fountains to funnel water for preparing food, washing, and cleaning from nearby sources like lakes, streams, or springs. The force of gravity was the power supply of water fountains up until the end of the 19th century, using the forceful power of water traveling downhill from a spring or brook to squeeze the water through valves or other outlets. Fountains all through history have been developed as monuments, impressing local citizens and travelers alike. If you saw the earliest fountains, you wouldn’t identify them as fountains. A natural stone basin, crafted from rock, was the first fountain, utilized for containing water for drinking and religious functions. 2,000 BC is when the oldest known stone fountain basins were actually used. The spraying of water appearing from small spouts was pressured by gravity, the lone power source creators had in those days. Drinking water was provided by public fountains, long before fountains became ornate public monuments, as beautiful as they are practical. Fountains with embellished Gods, mythological monsters, and creatures began to show up in Rome in about 6 B.C., made from rock and bronze. The people of Rome had an elaborate system of aqueducts that furnished the water for the numerous fountains that were situated throughout the urban center.

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