Windmill

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  • Photo exhibit features ancient Iranian windmills 2021-03-06 22:38

    Photo exhibit features ancient Iranian windmills

    TEHRAN – A photo exhibition, featuring arrays of ancient Iranian windmills, is currently underway at Khorasan Great Museum, which is located in the holy city of Mashhad, northeast of the country.

  • New restoration work starts on windmills in southeast Iran 2021-01-29 19:40

    New restoration work starts on windmills in southeast Iran

    TEHRAN – A fresh round of restoration work has been commenced on windmills situated in Hozdar historical area, Sistan-Balouchestan province, southeast Iran.

  • Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan 2020-10-18 17:47

    Afshin Majlesi

    Asbads, the windy pride of Nashtifan

    In the tiny village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, one may feel an ancient magic inherited from preceding generations, a traditional technique to harness the wind power.

  • Centuries-old watermill in Tehran being restored for tourism 2020-09-20 23:18

    Centuries-old watermill in Tehran being restored for tourism

    TEHRAN – A centuries-old watermill, which is of high importance when it comes to the history of agriculture in southwest Tehran, is being restored to attain its former glory, and to be a tourist destination in a semi-arid landscape.

  • Asbad 2020-06-05 20:30

    Iran getting Asbads ready for UNESCO tag

    TEHRAN – Several centuries-old windmills, locally called Asbads, that are still standing tall in Hamun county, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, are being restored in order to be prepared for possible inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism 2020-05-30 18:42

    Ancient watermill in central Iran restored for tourism

    TEHRAN – An underground ancient watermill, which is said to be the biggest of its kind in Iran, has been restored by the private sector after decades of abandonment as a new destination for sightseers and history buffs.

  • Centuries-old Iranian windmills being rehabilitated 2020-05-25 18:20

    Centuries-old Iranian windmills being rehabilitated

    TEHRAN – Several centuries-old windmills, locally called Asbads, are being rehabilitated in the oasis city of Tabas-e Masina, eastern Iran. 

  • Iranian windmills one step closer to UNESCO status 2020-04-29 23:00

    Iranian windmills one step closer to UNESCO status

    TEHRAN – Iran is further moving towards inscribing its ancient windmills on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the country has recently completed their documentation as a preliminary stage.

  • 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”.