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Plan, ceiling plan and transverse section of the Castalian fountain, Delphi. 1. The courtyard before the fountain. 2. The bassin at which the fountain water ended up through a covered conduit. 3. Rock-cut niches for votive offerings. 4. Church of Saint John the Forerunner. This was hte biggest niche around the fountain, and was converted into a chapel under Ottoman rule.
Fig. 1: Plan of the Castalian fountain. Fig. 2: Elevation. The upright grooves in the wall do not admit an easy explanation. Fig. 3: Section. This shews the singular form of the niche. Fig. 4: Architrave of a door in a church at Delphi. Fig. 5: Profile of the seats of the Stadium at Delphi.
Ottoman fountain on the site of the Castalian fountain in Delphi. The fountain of the Hellenistic and Roman era is discernible on the rock in the background.
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