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A woman drinks from a splendid public fountain in Patan, Nepal

A woman drinks from a splendidly carved stone fountain in Patan, the second largest city in Nepal. This is part of an ancient system of waterworks and aqueducts in the Kathmandu Valley. The head of the fountain is carved in the shape of a makara, a mythological beast, apparently part crocodile and part bird, that is said to have inhabited the valley in prehistoric times, when it was a lake.

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A  woman drinks from a splendidly carved stone fountain in Patan, the second largest city in Nepal. This is part of an ancient system of waterworks and aqueducts in the Kathmandu Valley. The head of the fountain is carved in the shape of a makara, a mythological beast, apparently part crocodile and part bird, that is said to have inhabited the valley in prehistoric times, when it was a lake.