Documentary filmed on centuries-old Mağlova aqueduct near Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
The shooting of the documentary film on Istanbul’s 450-year-old Mağlova aqueduct is set to be finished within a year.The filming of a documentary on Istanbul’s masterpiece the Mağlova aqueduct has begun.
The documentary, which was produced and directed by Umut Mete Soydan, has received funding from the Directorate General of Cinema at the Culture and Tourism Ministry. Among the consultants selected for the project are NTV historian Hüseyin Irmak, Water Foundation Deputy Chairman Associate Professor Ali Uyumaz and Vice Dean Professor Nur Urfalıoğlu from the Faculty of Architecture at the Abdullah Gül University.
The 36-meter-high and 258-meter-long Mağlova aqueduct is one of the most significant parts of the city’s historical waterway. Located on the borders of the Alibeyköy Dam, the Mağlova Aqueduct has been standing strong for 450 years.
The aqueducts, reservoirs, cisterns and fountains were built during the Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman periods as a response to the lack of fresh water resources in the city. The artifacts, which were built by the famous Turkish architect, Mimar Sinan, on orders from Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, are full of unique historical, cultural and architectural features.