Wooden pipes discovered in Gdańsk

Archaeologists working at a construction site in Gdańsk (North Poland) unearthed nearly 30 metres of wooden water supply pipes. The find, made of pine wood with iron rivets and lead nipples is dated to 19th century. The pipe system was discovered 3 metres below the ground.

Wooden pipes discovered in Gdańsk (by TVN 24)
Wooden pipes discovered in Gdańsk (by TVN24)
Waterworks in Gdańsk (by TVN24)
Waterworks in Gdańsk (by TVN24)

 

The place where the discovery was made will become a construction site of a shopping centre by the Targ Sienny square. Now, the municipal company plans to use the discovered portions of the waterworks as part of a tourist route.

Excavations in Gdańsk (by TVN 24)
Excavations in Gdańsk (by TVN24)
Unearthed waterworks system (by TVN 24)
Unearthed waterworks system (by TVN24)
Excavation site (by TVN 24)
Excavation site (by TVN24)

(after TVN24)

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