Tag Archives: IR – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Book on ‘masterpiece of creative genius’ published for the unsighted; Tehran Times 

A book on the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, which is known globally as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has recently been published in Braille.

Source: Book on ‘masterpiece of creative genius’ published for the unsighted 

800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province; Tehran Times

Some 800 water-related structures have so far been identified across Khuzestan province in southwest Iran.

Source: 800 historical water structures identified in Khuzestan province

UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble to be dredged; Tehran Times

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Shushtar Hydraulic System: The Oldest Engineering Masterpiece in World; Tasnim News Agency

The Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System dates back to the 3rd century CE and includes parts that are datable to the 5th century BC.

Source: Shushtar Hydraulic System: The Oldest Engineering Masterpiece in World – Tourism news – Tasnim News Agency

These Sites Could be Destroyed if Trump Bombs Iran; Chandra Noyes; Art & Object

Iran is home to twenty-two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, places that have been designated as important to the history of humankind.

Source: These Sites Could be Destroyed if Trump Bombs Iran

The Pentagon Has Rejected Trump’s Threat to Bomb Iran’s Heritage Sites. Here’s What May Have Been Saved; Naomi Rea; artnet News

See some of Iran’s irreplaceable cultural sites that have been spared by the Pentagon overruling Trump’s threats.

Source: The Pentagon Has Rejected Trump’s Threat to Bomb Iran’s Heritage Sites. Here’s What May Have Been Saved | artnet News

UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble unaffected by flooding; Tehran Times

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, a UNESCO-registered ensemble in southwest Iran which is known as a ‘masterpiece of creative genius’, has not been affected by flash floods and heavy rainfall that stroke almost all of the country in the past weeks.

Source: UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble unaffected by flooding

Iran estimating flood damage to its historical sites, monuments; Tehran Times

TEHRAN – A number of Iran’s age-old cultural heritage sites and monuments have been affected by heavy rainfall, flash floods and extreme weather in various parts of the country in the past weeks.

Source: Iran estimating flood damage to its historical sites, monuments

Shushtar Hydraulic System; Epitome of Persian Architecture; Fatemeh Askariah; IFP News

Images of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in the southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzestan.

Source: Shushtar Hydraulic System; Epitome of Persian Architecture

Iran’s Shadravan Bridge Most Ancient Bridge in World; IFP

Shadravan Bridge, also known as Caesar Bridge, whose construction dates back to the Sassanid era, is said to be the most ancient bridge in the world.

Source: Iran’s Shadravan Bridge Most Ancient Bridge in World

Sediments, wastewaters threaten UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble; Tehran Times

TEHRAN – Iran’s Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is under threat of excessive amounts of mineral salt and wastewaters that perpetually pass through the southwestern UNESCO World Heritage.

Source: Sediments, wastewaters threaten UNESCO-tagged hydraulic ensemble

Iran: One of 2018’s most underrated destinations; Leon McCarron; Adventure.com

Those who visit love it, but for many, Iran is synonymous with trouble. Featured contributor Leon McCarron gives us his take on this oft-maligned nation.

Source: Iran: One of 2018’s most underrated destinations

Iran’s Ancient Water System, Masterpiece of Creative Genius: UNESCO; TNA

Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar, Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C.

Brief Synthesis

The Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System demonstrates outstanding universal value as in its present form, it dates from the 3rd century CE, probably on older bases from the 5th century BCE. It is complete, with numerous functions, and large-scale, making it exceptional. The Shushtar system is a homogeneous hydraulic system, designed globally and completed in the 3rd century CE. It is as rich in its diversity of civil engineering structures and its constructions as in the diversity of its uses (urban water supply, mills, irrigation, river transport, and defensive system).

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