• 120,000 qanats documented in Iran 2018-04-07 19:52

    120,000 qanats documented in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 120,000 qanats - ancient subsurface water supply systems - have been documented so far across Iran, a cultural heritage official has said.

  • CHTHO Deputy Director Mohammad-Hassan Talebian in an undated photo 2017-11-04 20:06

    37,000 qanats still in use across Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 37,000 out of a total of 120,000 ancient subsurface water supply systems, qanats, are still in use in Iran in arid and semi-arid regions of the country, a cultural heritage official said on Friday.

  • A cluster of World Heritage Volunteers pose for a photo at a lush garden in Yazd, central Iran, on September 6, 2017. 2017-09-13 22:46

    World Heritage Volunteers help raise awareness of Persian qanats

    TEHRAN – A cluster of World Heritage Volunteers has spotlighted essentials to conserve and promote Persian qanats, a UNESCO registered heritage that provides exceptional testimony to cultural traditions in desert areas with an arid climate.