Peter Fraser Photographic Archive

Megara

Megara was one of the four districts of Attica, lying in the northern part of the Isthmus of Corinth.  Megara was a trade port and was renowned for its wealth, Megara literally meaning "large houses".  These three photographs are of an excavated reservoir in Megara, notable for its use of pozzolanic mortar - a lime based mortar made with an additive of volcanic ash that allows it to be hardened underwater.

Megara 1 Megara Reservoir 2 Megara Reservoir 3

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