Karun River

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  • River flood swamps Sassanid-era dam in southwest Iran 2020-11-23 18:55

    River flood swamps Sassanid-era dam in southwest Iran

    TEHRAN – The rain-swollen river of Karun has submerged a significant ancient dam in southwest Iran.  The Sassanid era (224–651) monument is one of the satellite sites situated adjacent to the UNESCO-registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System in Khuzestan province.

  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River 2020-07-11 11:22

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are performing baptism in Karun River, southwestern Khuzestan province. According to Encyclopedia Iranica, the Mandaeans must have arrived into Iran from the west (i.e., Jordan, Palestine) as early as the 1st and 2nd centuries CE.

  • Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated 2019-07-03 20:59

    Water transfer system to Shadegan wetland inaugurated

    TEHRAN – A water transfer system has been established to transfer water from Karun river to Shadegan wetland in order to revive the international wetland, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River
2018-07-18 12:27

    Mandaeans practicing baptism in Karun River

    Followers of Mandaeism are seen as performing baptism in Karun River, Khuzestan province. The Mandaean community reveres John the Baptist, who they call Yehyea Yahana. Baptism, or masbuta, is the key ritual of this gnostic faith. Unlike Christians, Mandaeans may be baptised hundreds, even thousands of times over the course their life. Tehran Times / Mehdi Pedramkhoo

  • A sad photo of Karun taken in December 2017. Once the only navigable river of the country, Karun now suffers from drought and mismanagement. Photo by Mehdi Pedramkhoo / Tehran Times 2018-04-10 19:30

    Stop dam building and water transfer projects: environmentalists

    TEHRAN – A group of environmentalists have issued a statement, urging all dam building and water transfer projects around Zayanderud, Karun and Dez rivers to be halted in a bid to deal with the severe drought conditions that have affected western part of the country.