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A city like Kavala, built on the rocky peninsula, is coming to grips with the problem of water, and transport from sources located far enough in the term sounds, in the "Three Karagatsi. This problem was solved by building an aqueduct that was destroyed in order to build later in the era of Suleiman the Magnificent and the Vizier Ibrahim Pasha, around 1530, one of the most impressive monuments of Kavala, the aqueduct, known as the "Kamares" which is maintained intact until today. The Turkish architecture show the arches, between the large openings. All buildings of the Castle would be soulless if there was water - and the blessed point, was the first thought that Ibrahim. The water then came to Kavala guarded in the former Byzantine wall, until the root of the hill district of "Mary" with uncovered clay pipes. The supply of water was there because the technical means of the time did not permit the path to the hill of "Mary." There were no ie arches that would increase the water and brought within the city until then watered with tanks of emergency and siege. This project is of great importance and relief for residents has been magnificent, distinguished from other projects and became a symbol of the city. He brought the precious commodity, water, not only in the higher parts of the castle, but kosmise squares with fountains and brought in where needed-baths, civic institutions, and homes at the bazaar to drink and animals. The construction of the aqueduct contains 60 sticks of four different sizes with a maximum height of 52 meters, on two levels one above the other. At the top of the huge building a double wall for protection and instrumental in the water flowing to the city with a natural flow. This ydrodotithike throughout the city with five communal stone fountains near the entrances of the city, using the technique of that era. But there were many local and private wells within the city for comfortable and safe supply of water to citizens in an emergency.
A Turkish columnist and traveler Evliya elebi says even a "sempilchane"-stand for the distribution of water was offered to thirsty travelers in tin cups that were ready to stand the stand. On the way, he says, until the old Kavala, were Kioupia water to drink and the pilgrims who took care of the Authority to fill at regular intervals, the pan that was in each jar. The population growth but the growth of the city outside the castle was more likely to reach the water and thus open wells and tanks made. Today Kavala has three tanks. Between the 16th and the 19th century, many tourists visit Kavala and refer to the travel memoirs of the city, its monuments and its inhabitants. In November 1714 arrives in Kavala by Paul Lucas, a leading illicit dealer in antiquitie that impressed by the Byzantine fortification of the city and the Aqueduct. In 1715 traveling through a body Kavala Vlachs and among them the Konstantinos Governor, officer of the Prince of Wallachia. Describes the Romanian natural beauty of the region and from Kavala says the Castle and the Aqueduct. Turkish chronicler Emvligia elebi visited Kavala in 1667 and is amazed "to his work sigontarei favored vizier, the Suleiman Khan was brought to town Abu-Hayat (life-giving water), carrying a source at a konaki (travel channel ) road. The city's water supply ginotai a towering aqueduct over-80-laths, based on 60 arches. The hydraulic work was Suleiman Khan-God to have mercy on us!-Is impossible to describe with words ... and can be compared only with the building project of Philip who built the castle of Kavala "


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Dimitris

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