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Iran travel, Ab Anbar

Photo: Tilo Driessen
Common in traditional neighbourhoods of cities like Kashan or Yazd in Iran are these underground water storage facilities known as Ab Anbar where residents could fetch their drinking water at the bottom of steep stairs reaching far underground. Behind the dome is visible the top of a windtower which funnelled cooling winds to the stored water.
Photo: Tilo Driessen
the city of yazd in iran, persia, has a water museum where the history and technology of bringing water from the mountains to the desert cities in underground canals, called qanats, to these neighbourhood water storage tanks cooled by windtowers, badgirs, is explained in all its breathtaking ancient sophistication.

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