Valens Aqueduct

Valens Aqueduct

Valens Aqueduct is a Roman aqueduct located in Istanbul, Turkey. The aqueduct, which was the major water-providing system of the Byzantine capital of Constantinople, was completed by Byzantine Emperor Valens in the late 4th century AD. It was maintained and used by the Byzantines and later the Ottomans. Valens Aqueduct was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 as part of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

Site Information

Country: Turkey

District: Istanbul Province

Category: Ancient Water Structures

Site History: 4th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Byzantine

Site Features: Roman & Byzantine Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Historic Areas of Istanbul

Date of Inscription: 1985

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