The magnificent fountains, "in
gracious plenty flowing," were
located on the center island. They were
the source of the vital refreshing water
for the Citadel and a source of natural
delight to the inhabitants of Atlantis.
The hot water
fountain was created by the Xylanthians,
by tapping into the abundant natural
geothermal energy beneath the island.
This hot water was used to create numerous
baths, both public and private, for
men and women. Special baths were also
created for their beloved horses and
Crimea has been known for thousands
of years for the curative powers of
its rich mineral water. Ancient Persians,
Greeks and Romans have all enjoyed the
splendor of these refreshing springs.
There are currently over 300 healing
sanatoriums in Crimea. The government
of Crimea has recently decided to sell
these world historic treasures to private
business. The quality and integrity
of these natural resources must be protected.
Currently the natural geothermal energy
is being utilized to power industry
in Kerch, Crimea.