The property includes five aflaj irrigation systems and is representative of some 3,000 such systems still in use in Oman. The origins of this system of irrigation may date back to AD 500, but archaeological evidence suggests that irrigation systems existed in this extremely arid area as early as 2500 BC. Using gravity, water is channelled from underground sources or springs to support agriculture and domestic use.
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Aflaj Irrigation Systems of Oman (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1479/aflaj-irrigation-systems-of-oman-unesconhk/
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