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Izmir citadel
15-DEC-2004

Izmir citadel

After a visit to the agora I climbed towards Kadifekale (Velvet Castle). From there one gets great views over the city (and a nice fortification in the bargain).

Inside the walls is a subterranean structure that is a (Roman) cistern.

Nikon D70
1/100s f/8.0 at 12.0mm full exif

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Burak07-Feb-2017 13:30
This is a cistern indeed and is now being restored. Built during Late Byzantine period though, we don't know if there was an older one; probably was.

http://antiksmyrna.com/209-cistern