A Study Tour at the Castle of Esztergom
TÜBA-Turkish Science Classics Project Publication and Executive Board Members Prof. Dr. Atilla Bir and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University Science History Department President Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kaçar did an on-site study of the mechanical structure that provides water to the Castle of Esztergom located on the banks of the Danube River and how it works. The studies aimed at preparing a project that could serve to preserve a world heritage, were realized through the support of TÜBA.
The team examined how this system, seen by Evliya Çelebi during a visit in 1670 and mentioned in various works of his, which has practically become a legend 345 years later, works and manages to carry water to the castle 60 meters above working together with Hungarian colleagues Tamas Herzceg and Zoltan Szepesi and the Esztergom and Duna Museum authorities.
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kaçar, who pointed out that the system providing water to the Castle of Esztergom is a very important discovery for the world and Ottoman culture, said that it is also important to gain this system to world culture history through archeological, restitution and restoration work.
Prof. Dr. Atilla Bir, who explained how remarkable it was that the water supply to the castle was not disrupted when it was surrounded by the Ottoman army and that this is why this subject has become significant, also pointed out that there is no other water supply system in the world like the one implemented in the Castle of Esztergom.