This ancient dam also known as Sabei Kosh (Sabeikosh) Dam has been constructed on Gargar River in order to raise the water level and deviate the water to meighbouring gardens. There are also some hand-carved structures in the rocks, known as the temple of Sabe'in (Sabians).
Borj-e-Ayar was the name of a vessel which was used to store jewels and gold. This dam has constructions and facilities in both sides of the Gerger River which have been used for the deviation of water. It dates back to Sassanid era.
"Band" is a Persian word means Dam. Dam construction techniques were developed in early phases of the history of the lands of Iranian civilization: weirs under the Achaemenids, weirs with sluice gates under the Sasanians. The word "BAND" also appears in many names of villages, referring to preserved or vanished dams, and of places close by.
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