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.
The approximately 500m long overflow dam over the Karun, was the core structure of the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System from which the city derived its agricultural productivity, and which has been designated by the UNESCO as Iran's 10th World Heritage Site in 2009.
Mizan Dam (Band-e Mizan) is one of the Sassanid dams of the Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System being registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Band-e Mizan divides Karun water into 2-4-ratios between the rivers Shatit and Gargar.
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.
Persian architecture has a long and complex history. The Elamite, Achaemenian, Hellenistic, and other pre-Islamic dynasties left striking stone testaments to their greatness, such as Choqa Zanbil and Persepolis both designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979.
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