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13,000 Victorian food containers found in cistern

Thousands of bottles, jars and pots have been found in a Victorian-era cistern in London. The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found more than 13,000 pots in an old vault at the site of the new Elizabeth line station in Tottenham Court Road. The space beneath the old Astoria nightclub had been

19th century cistern excavated in Virginia

Four tons of earth have been removed during the excavation of a 19th century cistern at the University of Virginia. The cistern originally held around 75,000 gallons of water. Archaeologists have uncovered a plate and wall inscriptions that give them more background into its history. Archaeologist Steve Thompson has been working on

Ottoman-era cistern found in Istabul

Restoration work on the Nuruosmaniye Mosque in Istanbul has led to the discovery of an Ottoman-era cistern. “We removed 420 trucks’ worth of slime from the cistern. Then the magnificent gallery, cistern and water gauge became visible. The Ottomans used a modern system according to contemporary earthquake regulations. This cistern is