Windmill

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  • Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran 2019-10-01 18:23

    Conference to discuss tourism growth in eastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Six eastern Iranian provinces are scheduled to discuss ways to expand tourism in a conference which will be held in the city of Mashhad on October 10, CHTN reported.

  • Centuries-old vertical-axis windmills are being restored in Tabas-e Masina, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran. 2019-07-29 19:35

    Centuries-old windmills to come to life again

    TEHRAN – Restoration work has been commenced on six mudbrick windmills that are still standing tall in Tabas-e Masina, South Khorasan province, eastern Iran.

  • A boy stands by a tiny house in Makhunik, eastern Iran.   2019-07-24 21:07

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Iran’s ‘Lilliput’ may be your upcoming travel destination!

    TEHRAN – South Khorasan is somewhat known for its ancient windmills, however, tourism authorities of the eastern province are making efforts to put one of its mysterious villages, commonly known as Iran’s ‘Lilliput’, on the tourist map of the region.

  • VERNADOC documenting historical windmills in Iran 2019-03-04 21:44

    VERNADOC documenting historical windmills in Iran

    TEHRAN – The International Camp of Vernacular Architecture Documentation (VERNADOC) have commenced documenting arrays of the centuries-old windmills, located in eastern parts of Iran. 

  • Iran’s windmills a step closer to UNESCO listing 2018-12-27 10:16

    Iran’s windmills a step closer to UNESCO listing

    TEHRAN – Iran’s cultural heritage body has almost completed preparations for a chain of ancient vertical-axis windmills for possibly becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. 

  • View over Meybod, an oasis city in Iran’s Yazd Province 2018-08-09 09:42

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Meybod: Open-air museum of ancient watermills

    Some 50 kilometers north of Yazd, central Iran, lies the sprawling mud-brick city of Meybod, whose tourism officials are planning to internationally promote it as the “city of watermills”.

  • Foreign travelers visit well-preserved windmills in Nashtifan, northeastern Iran. 2017-11-21 11:50

    Iran seeks UNESCO recognition for ancient windmills

    TEHRAN – Iran has put forward its cluster of Asbads - ancient vertical-axis windmills - as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Windmills in Nashtifan, northeastern Iran 2016-11-23 17:47

    Iranians pioneers of wind-power harnessing

    TEHRAN – Based on historical records Iranians indigenous to eastern parts of the country first harnessed the wind power by inventing and using vertical-axis windmills in the mid-seventh century CE.