Water Distribution Terminal II

    At the altitude of 293 m about 430 m north of the Water Terminal I is the Water Distribution Terminal II (castellum aquae). According to topography this is the most suitable point for distributing water to the ancient city. Therefore, this is more complicated and bigger than Terminal I. On the north side of this terminal some of the terracotta pipes can be traced. The water supply line of travertine came from the south and reached the pressure-relieving tank of 10x15.50 m. The central pipe is cylindrical and of travertine whereas the lateral ones are of terracotta. Depressurised water is conveyed via a channel to the rectangular precipitation tank extending in the east-west direction 0.80 m below. Here the travertine pipes have their ends slightly above the bottom, thus allowing cleaner water to be taken to distribution tank. The main distribution tank in the north measures 18x15.50 m and it should have been supplied via the pipes placed within travertine blocks in the south wall. A travertine pipe, which connects to a terracotta pipe on the west, designates the presence of a smaller but similar distribution system. Some pipes have much calcareous sinter whereas some others have less; and this is due to the length of use. This terminal supplied most of the city. Extant remains date to the Roman Imperial period and Late Antiquity.

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