Monday, October 17, 2016

Shushtar’s Historical Hydraulic System.

Shushtar is an old city in Khuzestan province, the land of ancient civilizations like Elimate, Achaemenid and Sassanid. Many magnificent monuments like, Choqazanbil ziggurat and the tomb of Daniel the prophet are located in Khuzestan and Shushtar’s Historical Hydraulic System, which is one of the most important historical monuments of Khuzestan, dates back to the kingdom of Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C.

This hydraulic system includes water canals originating from Karun and Gargar River, providing water to Shushtar through water tunnels, since Achaemenid and Sassanid era, until today! The water is led to the city through tunnels and after spinning the water mills, it flows into a downstream basin in form of waterfalls. The waterfalls flow over the cliffs and create a spectacular landscape. The energy generated by the water mills was used for grinding the wheat and the water was used for agriculture.

Considering the antiquity of Shushtar’s Historical Hydraulic System, this treasury is known as a masterpiece of industry and engineering in the whole world and it has been inscribed as a world heritage site by the UNESCO.

Khuzestan is a great destination during winter, because of its mild weather. Join Uppersia’s Iran untouched tour this winter and enjoy Khuzestan’s nice weather and the magnificent tokens of ancient civilizations.

Shushtar watermills. 

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