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SHUSHTAR, Ancient Hydro Engineering Exhibition

PERSIA the ANCIENT IRAN


Shushtar: ( ) The name itself, Shushtar, is connected with the name of another ancient city, Susa, and means "greater (or better) than Shush". During the Sassanian era, it was an island city on the Karun river and selected to become the winter capital. The river was channelled to form a moat around the city. Several rivers nearby are conducive to the extension of agriculture; the cultivation of sugar cane, the main crop, dates back to 226 CE. When the Sassanian Shah Shapur I defeated the Roman emperor Valerian, he ordered the captive Roman soldiers to build a vast bridge and dam stretching over 550 metres, known as the Band-e Qaisar ("Caesar's bridge") which is now mostly destroyed. Irrigation system for agricultural, urban and industrial purposes, comprising dams (Shadurvan, Gargar, Mahi Bazan, Khak, Lashkar, Ayyar, Qir), water distribution dikes, manually dug channels (Dariun), aqueducts and water-mills are now remained.
In June 2009, Shushtar Waterfalls and water mills area introduced as UNESCO World Heritage site.
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Ancient Mill stones
Ancient Mill stones
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Band -e- Mizan
Band -e- Mizan
Irrigation Channel
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Ancient River Level Measuring Tower
Ancient River Level Measuring Tower
Band -e- Mizan ( Adjusting Dam )
Band -e- Mizan ( Adjusting Dam )
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Irrigation channel
Band -e- Mizan ( Adjusting Dam )
Band -e- Mizan ( Adjusting Dam )
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