The local municipality has begun renovation work for Aspar or Yavuz Sultan Selim Cistern, An ancient water storage structure built 1600 years ago in Fatih district in Istanbul.
tank one of The three are ‘open’air”Tanks in this is former capital of It will be the Ottoman and Byzantine empires restored to her former Glory, though it may still be overshadowed by Yerebatan or Basilica Cistern, one of Most visited landmarks of Istanbul.
tank in This is the historical area where most of them are ancient Fall her landmarks, including Yerebatan, lost her original condition over Time and appearance as normal wallSimilar to persist ancient city walls for Most of the locals. Once restoredthe authorities hope to recover at least historical value that the tourists may include in their itinerary, which includes the abundant heritage of The Ottomans and the Byzantines.
was the temple built by General Aspar, aristocrat of Gothic origin who lived in his era of Leo I who He thinks he eventually ordered his execution during a conspiracy against throne. tank is a basic Structure composed of five rows of combined stone blocks with Five large stones up to 5.2 m (17 ft) thick. will be comprehensive restored for The first time in that it history. The cistern is up to ten meters deep in that it original State, covers a area of 150 by 150 meters.
Art historian Khairy Fahmi Yilmaz said that the cistern, which was named after the Ottoman Sultan, because of proximity Mosque bears the name of Selim was the first one of “Two of these cisterns in Light. “There are three open-air tanks in Istanbul. One is now used as a file football The stadium and the other is located in Kocamustafapaşa neighborhoods. These tanks were used to transport collected water in lockers outside city boundaries and their distribution to urban areas populationHe told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Wednesday. he is added tank like Others, they didn’t work for Long time after show system “smash down” in early seventh century. “this is place he is also It is known as Jokpurbustan (the sunken garden) as the soil carried by water made this is location fertile for Agriculture and horticulture. she was in isolated area up up to 16 century When did the Ottomans begin? building neighborhood around the tank. The neighborhood of wooden houses surrounded by Byzantine walls has disappeared over Time but we’ve been through it photos Acquaintance back Until the early twentieth century. Its walls are still impressive.
“Once restoredThis tank and others will be an attraction for Istanbul. here they are unique places, after all. They were an essential part of The city in The past It helped advance civilization. You can understand better how Istanbul flourished through these cisterns added.