Unearthed: Incredible 10th century Israeli estate and fountain with its plumbing STILL intact

December 8, 2013 8:56 PM

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Unearthed: Incredible 10th century Israeli estate and fountain with its plumbing STILL intact

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.

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