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La Magla Cisterns are located opposite the amphitheater. The cisterns were built by the Romans for the purpose of storing water collected from the Zaguan hills using aqueducts. The inside of the tank is lined with lime plaster, which does not allow water to pass through. Out of 24 tanks, 15 survived to our times. The width of each tank is 12.5 meters, length - 95 meters and height - 11.5 meters.
In ancient times, similar tanks stood near at home. They collected water from courtyards, terraces and cobbled streets.
In 1888 the cisterns were restored and used again. Now they hold the city's water reserves, just like under the Roman emperor Hadrian.
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Topic: Cisterns Maalga (La Magla) in Tunisia, resort of Carthage.