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Ancient Chisels of Sistan Drain

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The eight ancient wells dating back to 2,000 and 200 years old belong to the Parthian period in the city of Zahak, Sistan and Baluchestan province, which are considered as the first examples of quasi-qanat in our country.


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A number of ancient wells dating back to 2000 years around the city of Zahak have been found to be important in understanding the water supply system at that time.
The system of ancient wells in Sistan's drainage was that a large well served as a mother-of-pitcher and had a water wheel, or through channels with scattered small wells throughout the area, connecting and connecting with the wind and wind wheel movement, Mother well The water wheel connected to the wind cycle in the wells was driven by water and flowed through the ducts to smaller wells in different locations to supply drinking water and agriculture.
The diameter of the mother's well opening is 410 cm and the smaller wells are 150 centimeters, for example, from the villages of Gory Mirshah and Kumak.

  • Specific information

    Two wells were discovered in the village of Kumak and similarly found in the village of Gori, Mirashah, Mohammad Shahkarm and Sheikh Langhi village, which was designed and constructed of special bricks of Parthian period measuring 28 cm in 28 Cm is used.
  • More Info

    The ancient wells of Zahak Sistan, which are used for household and agricultural purposes, began their identification in 2002 and were registered on the national list in the same year.

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