Wishing to verify and upgrade information obtained during the 2016 GPR
survey, the city’s Kardriorg Park Authority commissioned from the non-profit
association MTÜ AEG another set of archeological research, the objective of
which was to specify the actual position of the old fountain structures, the
current condition of the old fountain’s potential structures, and the depth at
which the base of the old fountain lay.
During the archeological research it was established that only the
limestone base of the grand fountain in the Lower Garden still remains, resting
at a depth of approximately 1 meter from the contemporary ground surface. The
research also revealed that the fountain’s edging has not been preserved in the
ground – most likely, it was destroyed during later earthwork and removed from its
original location. The maximum size of the fountain base measured from one arch
tip to another was approximately 39 x 39 meters, whereas the square middle
part was approximately 26 x 26 meters in size.
For more detailed information in Estonian on the archeological research
of Kadriorg Park’s old fountain click here. Further information is avaliable only on Estonian.