Exhibition to pore over water system

A 20-YEAR quest to uncover one of the ancient world’s engineering marvels will be the focus of an exhibition opening today. British archaeologists working with Turkish scientists have revealed a vast water supply system that served the Byzantine city of Constantinople.

Now they hope that the exhibition in Istanbul’s RCAC Gallery will help bring to life the intricate network that dates back to the fourth century.

Lead archaeologist Professor James Crow, of the University of Edinburgh, mapped the system with water engineers and said: “This exhibition highlights some exceptional ancient monuments that are part of the fabric of Istanbul yet still relatively unknown.”