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Running water has been a part of human civility since the ancient civilization of Crete. Around 1700 these ancient people founded modern theories of hydraulics and were the first to use indoor plumbing. While crude and elementary by today’s standards these Cretians were truly ahead of their time. The ancient palace of Knossos was one of the first plumbed structures the world had ever seen. Hidden in the foundation was terra cotta pipe used to supply potable water and divert sewage into large main sewers, which dumped into rivers. This fortress had gold adorned faucets, and marble bathtubs complete with hot and cold running water on tap. Also harbored in this palace was the world’s first flushable toilet. Complete with wooden seat, this loo utilized a small reservoir of water to flush waste, much like it’s done today. The Romans also had an impressive system that used Aqueducts to channel water from mountains into cities. This supply of freshwater meant that you didn’t always have to build a city right next to a river, and this is one of the reasons that the Roman Empire grew to such great size. Plumbing technology continued to develop up until the Dark Age. During the dark ages, the rule of countries changed hands and entire cities were destroyed. This period of ignorance set the progress
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course TECH 3361 taught by Professor Mulva during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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