HISTORICAL STRUCTURES (category)

city: Shushtar
The Shooshtar Waterfalls (Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System) are considered to be an attractive historical site. They are located alongside a branch of the Gerger (Gar Gar River), ... MORE
Shooshtar Historical Hydraulic System (Shushtar Watermills) is an island city from the Sassanid era with a complex irrigation system located in Iran's Khuzestan Province. The site has been referred to as "A masterpiece of creative genius" by UNESCO.
city: Tabas
Tabas, a fertile plain and a major producer of cereals in South Khorasan, has a large number of windmills. The six windmills (Also known as Asbads) are mounted on mudbrick platforms ... MORE
Tabas, a fertile plain and a major producer of cereals in South Khorasan, has a large number of windmills. The six windmills (Also known as Asbads) are mounted on mudbrick platforms in Kheirabad neighborhood of Tabas-e Masina and they date back to Qajar era (1789-1925). Windmills are structures used ...
More information about Maragheh Observatory
Maragheh Observatory
in Maraqeh (Maragheh) City
Maragheh Observatory was one of the largest and most famous Islamic observatory in the world with great observational instruments of high precision, related to the period before the ... MORE
Maragheh Observatory in East Azerbaijan Province was one of the largest and most famous Islamic observatory in the world with great observational instruments of high precision, related to the period before the telescope was invented.
More information about Veresk Bridge
Veresk Bridge
in Savadkuh City
city: Savadkuh
the Veresk arch bridge was built in 1936 during the empire of Reza Shah Pahlavi. The difficult terrain required 55 tunnels along a 309 mile (497 km) route. A temporary steel falsework ... MORE
the Veresk arch bridge was built in 1936 during the empire of Reza Shah Pahlavi. The difficult terrain required 55 tunnels along a 309 mile (497 km) route. A temporary steel falsework was left below the bridge – probably to facilitate future maintenance of the arch. During world war II, it was reputedly ...
More information about Pol-e Siah
Pol-e Siah
in Ahvaz City
city: Ahvaz
The Black Bridge or Pol-e-Siah (Also known as Victory Bridge) is a bridge with a railway line for trains and pedestrian routes which was constructed in 1929 in the city of Ahvaz in ... MORE
The Black Bridge or Pol-e-Siah (Also known as Victory Bridge) is a bridge with a railway line for trains and pedestrian routes which was constructed in 1929 in the city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province. This bridge connects the railway port of Imam Khomeini, in the south of Khuzestan province and on the ...
city: Shushtar
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 ... MORE
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 ...
More information about Old Bridge of Dezful
Old Bridge of Dezful
in Dezful City
city: Dezful
The old Dezful Bridge was constructed during the Sassanid era (Sassanian Empire), and accounts for one of the ancient bridges in the world. At present this bridge connects Dezful and ... MORE
The oldest still-standing bridge in the world. It remained in full functionality until recently. The ancient bridge was originally commissioned in 260 AD during the Sassanid era (circa 224-661 AD) by King Shapur I, who used 70,000 Roman prisoners of war to construct the great monument.
More information about Ice-Pits in Yazd
Ice-Pits in Yazd
in Yazd City
city: Yazd
Ancient icehouses (Ice Pits or Yakhchals; an ancient type of evaporative cooler) are very interesting samples of old urban structures in Iran, which were constructed to store ice. ... MORE
Ancient icehouses (Ice Pits or Yakhchals; an ancient type of evaporative cooler) are very interesting samples of old urban structures in Iran, which were constructed to store ice. Icehouses (Bricked ice storage) consist of four basic parts as follows: the Ice house, dome, main wall and a little pool. In ...
More information about Two Stone Mill Meibod
Two Stone Mill Meibod
in Maybod City
city: Maybod
Dosangi water mill of Meybod (Asiab Dosangi) is located in a village named Mohammad-Abad near Meybod. It is about 300 years old dating back to Safavid era. Dosangi Mill is the deepest ... MORE
Dosangi Mill near Maybod is the deepest water mill under the ground which is unique in the world. Moreover, it also has some architectural unique features which make it special such as underground rooms, their placement on the crossed way of two main qanat tunnels, and etc.
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