Umayyad Open Cistern, Amman

#12 of 12 in Historic Sites in Amman
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  • As you leave Audience Hall and Throne Room turn left and follow a narrow passage you come our facing huge circular well like structure built in the ground. Looked really impressive as a water...  more »
  • A big water tank. Normaly theee is a fence , but if you lucky you can go down and see.
  • Large circular uncovered cistern capable of hosting 1370 cubic meters of runoff water. Water was diverted here from nearby buildings' roofs and paved floors through a series of vertical and horizontal conduits. You can see the feeders in the north and west sides of the cistern. In the middle a column was used to measure the water level. A piece of this column is still visible in the middle of the bottom floor which is sloped to collect sand and mud deposits. Stairs circling around the walls provided access to the bottom for servicing. The cistern supplied water to the nearby baths and latrines. It was not for drinking water.
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