Fatimid house in Ramla 2

The plumbing for a fountain that would have decorated a wealthy Israeli family’s garden in the 10th century has been found intact, proving workmen of the time built pipes to last. It is the first time the plumbing of a decorative fountain from this period has been found almost complete outside the wealthier districts of Old Ramla, shedding light on the ingenious methods used to create water features in elaborate villas at the time. The fountain, which is described as ‘in an excellent state of preservation,’ was unearthed in Ramla, central Israel, and was discovered during preparations for the construction of a bridge as part of a new highway scheme.

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