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The Basilica Cistern was used for water storage 1,500 years ago, when a computer-chip factory was comtemplated in the vicinity and Justinian figured it would be a good opportunity to sell the population on a water system that was otherwise unneeded. Finally, it is a source of revenue, with tourists charged 10 lira a head.
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