Shushtar Hydraulic System, Iran

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 October 2021

The Shushtar Hydraulic System is a Sasanian era (3rd century CE) water irrigation system in Shushtar in Iran that included watermills, dams, tunnels and canals. The mills, one of which is still functioning, were used to grind wheat and barley. The Shushtar Hydraulic System has been diverting water for irrigation from the Karum River for over a millenium. It is listed by UNESCO as 'a masterpiece of creative genius'.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, October 29). Shushtar Hydraulic System, Iran. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14759/shushtar-hydraulic-system-iran/

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Raddato, Carole. "Shushtar Hydraulic System, Iran." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14759/shushtar-hydraulic-system-iran/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Shushtar Hydraulic System, Iran." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2021. Web. 28 May 2022.

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