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Patricia de Lille (Reuters)
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Patricia de Lille (Reuters)

Ancient Persia – where Iran now stands – is the home of the Qanat system, an impressive piece of ancient infrastructure and one of the oldest known underground water transportation systems in the world.

The Qanat was an underground sloping channel that the Persian empire used to transport water from an aquifer to the surface through a sophisticated underground aqueduct. It is widely considered the precursor to much of the water infrastructure of the modern world.

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