Aqueduct that once carried water to Ephesus unearthed
The aqueduct and other findings came to light during a drilling work carried out before the foundation excavation of a construction company.
Upon the discovery, officials conducted an examination in the area.
“This is a water channel and aqueduct. It is a structure that we estimate has a 43-kilometer line and once carried water to the ancient city of Ephesus,” Aydın Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Umut Tuncer said.
Stressing that the excavations are continuing in the protected area, Tuncer said that the historical building and water channel unearthed were partially intact.
“Our efforts to determine the start and end point of the water channel are ongoing,” Tuncer added.
Emphasizing that Ephesus was a metropolis in the first century B.C., Abdülbari Yıldız, the director of Aydın Archeology Museum, said that the ancient city met its water needs from Kuşadası with a water canal of approximately 43 kilometers.