Tunnels and Waterways

Tunnels and Waterways

Many tunnels were found in Nevşehir Castle and the slope settlement. These tunnels were used both as a waterway and as a secret passage underground.

Waterways as two main lines were identified from the southern slope of the castle to the north. Damat İbrahim Pasha have water tunnels built to meet the water needs of the city during his attempts to transform Muşkara, the village where he was born, into Nevşehir. The water brought to the city from the south of Kahveci Mountain reached to the fountains built in the certain points of the new city by flowing with natural gravity.

Another important person regarding water supply to Nevşehir is Pope Yeoryios, who lived in Nevşehir in the 1820s. Living oral sources tell of the priest, known as the "keyiş" (monk; keşiş) by the public, brought water from Göre town to Nevşehir.

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