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  • The Great Aqueduct, which is located in the northwest of village Üçtepeler, is one of the most astounding structures found within the borders of Kocaeli. Particularly the fact that its surrounding vegetation is scattered ensured that the splendid view of the aqueduct was highlighted. At both sides of the big, sharp aqueduct, on which an epigraph-bearing grave tablet from the second or third century BC was used horizontally, huge stone blocks were used. Smaller stone blocks were used in between the arches and the sections through which the pipes went. The opening of the great aqueduct under which a stream flows is 7 meters and 40 centimeters high and its width its 2 meters and 50 centimeters. When the footing of the huge stone blocks reached 7.40 meters of height at both sides of the stream, a frame which was made of red bricks and plain cement and 1.20 meters wide was used to reduce this height. Sharp aqueducts are commonly used structures of the Ottoman era. However, the fact that the method of carrying water through clay pipes over the aqueduct was a Roman method also suggests that this structure might have been built during the Roman era and restored during the Ottoman era.

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