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Aqueducts near Istanbul                                                                                                                       Table of contents

Moglova kemeriKirik Aqueduct (Kovuk Kemer): this aqueduct was built atop an old Roman aqueduct (1554-1562). It is 35 m high and 408 m long. Kovuk means hollow, Kirik means broken; it changes course (90 degrees) at the entrance.

Moglova Aqueduct: one of the many aqueducts built by Mimar Sinan (1554-1562). This is one of the 4 built in de Alibey river valley. It has been renovated in 1564, after being damaged during a flood in 1563. It is 36 m high and 258 m long. This aqueduct has two levels.

Valens Aqueduct, also known as Bozdogan Kemeri: they commenced building it under the reign of emperor Constantijn but Valens finished it in 378. It was used as provider for water, from the surrounding hills, for the byzantium palaces and lateron the Topkapi Palace. The water first arrived in a cistern, the Nymphaeum Maximum. At first it was approx. 1 km long from the Fatih Mosque to the university, now known as Beyazit University. Uzun KemerNowadays there are left some 900 m. The last big restoration took place in 1697 (by Sultan Mustafa II).

Uzun Aqueduct: Mimar Sinan (1554-1562) built it during the Kanuni Sultan Suleyman period. This aqueduct is located about 1500 m northwest of Kemerburgaz. It is 25 m high and 711 m long. It consist of two levels. >>>>

Mualla Aqueduct: one of the 4 aqueducts built by Mimar Sinan in the Alibey river valley.

Bahceköy Aqueduct, also known as the Sultan Mahmut Aqueduct: located 1 km of Bahcekoy to Buyukdere, built in 1731 during the reign of Mahmut I.

Gucelze Aqueduct, also known as the Cebeci Koy Aqueduct, built by Mimar Sinan during the Kanuni Sultan Suleyman period. Located 1500 m east of Cebeci, south of Kemerburgaz.