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how did the trojans obtain water?

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HOW DID THE TROJANS OBTAIN WATER?

During peacetime the Trojans gathered water from the fresh water streams or from the rivers. A cave in the unexcavated lower city can still be seen today. No doubt once a fresh water stream came out of this cave and joined the Scamander. Besides this smaller springs existed until recently. On one of these streams a fountain was built by the author's father in 1953 which was called "the fortress fountain" by the local people. As time passed al the small streams including the fountain dried up.

During peace time the Trojans did not have a water problem, but for emergencies the built wells and cisterns inside the defence system. The well-cistern inside the northern tower is the biggest of all. The water problem of the Roman city was solved by terracotta pipe lines and acqueducts. The aqueducts in Kemerdere village is a part of the water system which supplied water for New llion.

 

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