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The karez in Iraq

contributed by Casey Walther

Casey Walther forwarded some informative findings of recent efforts of the UNESCO to refurbish the karez (qanats) in Iraq:

  • UNESCO’s report on the karez survey recently finished:

Download the report (pdf document, 1.6 Mb)

  • film commissioned by UNESCO showing the current situation and state of the karez in Iraq:  (Part 1) (Part 2)


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