Historic water supply network discovered under Iranian city of Isfahan
“A historic water canal has been recently discovered in Isfahan,” announced Alamdar Alian, the head of Archaeology Department of Isfahan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.
|A large, complicated underground water network has been discovered in an old neighbourhood of Isfahan, |
central Iran [Credit: IRNA]
“Extended discoveries and studies show that this water canal dates back to Safavid dynasty,” said Alian.
“This network had been used to supply the water required for irrigating gardens and farms, and maybe drinking water.”
“This is a rare type of water supply network in Iran. In Isfahan, we can consider it unique,” he added. “Very few subsurface water distribution methods and structures have been discovered in Isfahan.”
Imam Masque and Naqsh-e Jahan Square of Isfahan are registered together as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Source: Iran Front Page [January 13, 2017]