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Karez at Naubad, Bidar, India

The Naubad Karez is estimated to have been constructed (by the Bahmani kings) during the Bahmani period (1347-1518 A.D.) in Bidar in the state of Karnataka, India.  The Bahmanis had their roots in Iran adopting their knowledge of qanats (or karez).  Bidar … Continue reading

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Puquios of Nasca in the Peruvian Desert

Nasca and the puquios The Nasca region is located in the Peruvian Desert The Nasca culture (AD 1 – 750) was a period which has been divided into an early period (AD 1 – 400), a transactional period (AD 400 … Continue reading

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Fountains of Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon

Castelo de Sao Jorge, overlooking Lisbon and the the Tagus River, was built by the Moorish                                    

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Roman Conimbriga, Portugal

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Ancient Water Fountains

                        Remains of fountain at Ephesos Side, Turkey Side Turkey Miletas, Turkey Model of fountain at Miletas in the Museum of the Roman Civilization in Rome   Shows the … Continue reading

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Water Technologies of the Khmer Civilization: Angkor

Angkor (of the Khmer culture) covered more than 160 square kilometers in northern Cambodia, situated on the edge of the Great Lake (Tonle Sap).  The Classic Angkor civilization was part of the Khmer culture (between AD 802 and 1327).  Prior to … Continue reading

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Ancient Water Technologies in North America

Canal Irrigation (North America: Chaco and Hohokam Systems) The Hohokam and the Chaco regional systems stand out as two of the major prehistoric developments in the American Southwest. These two systems expanded over broad geographic areas of similar size (the … Continue reading

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The Romans in Jordan

          Petra Roman Street Fountain along collonade   Sketch of Fountain   Roman Street Channel Remains of Cistern Cistern Cistern entrance Cistern entrance Drainage channel Channel Bath Channel at bath Latrine Gerasa at modern day Jerash … Continue reading

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Ancient Water Technologies of the Nabataeans

Nabataean City of Petra (Jordan) Nabataean Petra began around 300 BC from nomadic settlement origins.  The city was also occupied starting around 106 AD with final occupation to the 7th century AD.  Petra location was located between Egyptian, Babylonian, and … Continue reading

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