Pisirici kasteli (Gaziantep) / Turkish Water architecture ...... The "kastel" (fountain) used to be part of a bigger group of buildings, and it is thought to have been built in 1282. "Kastels" are water fountains built below ground, and they are structures peculiar to Gaziantep. They are places for ablution, prayer, washing and relaxation.

Pisirici kasteli (Gaziantep) / Turkish Water architecture ...... The "kastel" (fountain) used to be part of a bigger group of buildings, and it is thought to have been built in 1282. "Kastels" are water fountains built below ground, and they are structures peculiar to Gaziantep. They are places for ablution, prayer, washing and relaxation.

The Kish Qanat In Kariz, Iran Is More Than 2,500 Years Old ◬

Kish Qanat in Kariz, Iran converted into underground town @ 16 meters below the surface. it's an ancient system that brings groundwater from the mountains, through an aquifer, and emerges at an oasis through a series of tunnels.

A qanāt (from Arabic: قناة‎, in Persian: کاریز‎ kariz) is a water management system used to provide a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid and semi-arid climates.

Qanat cross section - Turpan water system - In Xinjiang, the greatest number of karez wells are in the Turpan Depression, where today there remain over 1100 karez wells and channels having a total length of over kilometres

The Once and Future Falaj Wherever water is scarce, elaborate systems are devised and intricate management systems of that resource are applied. Nowhere is this more demonstrated than in the case of Oman’s Falaj – an intricate network of underground tunnels and open canals that supplies fresh water from the mountains to the coast.

The Once and Future Falaj Wherever water is scarce, elaborate systems are devised and intricate management systems of that resource are applied. Nowhere is this more demonstrated than in the case of Oman’s Falaj – an intricate network of underground tunnels and open canals that supplies fresh water from the mountains to the coast.

Hydraulic systems in an ancient underground Iranian city

Kariz-e-Kish

Discover Kariz-e-Kish in Kish, Iran: Hydraulic systems in an ancient underground Iranian city.

Qanat System

Qanat The most important problem in the desert, as we all know, is water. So ancient Iranian had to find a way to bring water to the city, without any kind of modern technology or pumping system.

The Persian Qanat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Jupar, Iran - ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity

The Persian Qanat (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Jupar, Iran - ancient qanat system of tapping alluvial aquifers at the heads of valleys and conducting the water along underground tunnels by gravity

Système de qanat pour le transport de l'eau dans l'ancienne ville de Douch, oasis de Kharga

Système de qanat pour le transport de l'eau dans l'ancienne ville de Douch, oasis de Kharga

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Back in February 2013 I wrote about the ancient Persian yakchal buildings for making ice in winter and storing it until summer. These buildings used a combination of night sky radiant cooing in con…

Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. Aquifer (large pond) for qanat system in background. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the source, which is generally an upland aquifer. (photo Carol Riphenburg)

Aquifer (large pond) for qanat system in background. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the source, which is generally an upland aquifer.

Harvesting Water and Harnessing Cooperation: Qanat Systems in the Middle East and Asia | Middle East Institute

Harvesting Water and Harnessing Cooperation: Qanat Systems in the Middle East and Asia

yakhchal badgir | The Qanat System of Yazd - Travel to Iran /

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