Category: Meybod

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Ice house

Ice house Before the invention of the refrigerator, which is a relatively modern invention, ice was a precious commodity that couldn’t be easily obtained or made, especially in summer. Iranian ice houses were known in Iran as early as the 17th century BCE, and these were used as recently as 50 years ago. Most central parts of Iran are largely desert where freshwater is scarce and even in winter, when…

Narin Castle

Narin Castle is a mud-brick fort or castle in the town of Meybod. Structures like these constituted the government stronghold in some of the older (pre-Islamic) towns of central Iran. The ruins of the structure stand 40 meters (130 ft.) high from its base. Although built some 2000 years ago, it contains what seems to be a type of plumbing system made out of mortar (Sarooj) built into its massive…

Shah Abbasi Caravanserai

Shah Abbasi Caravanserai is a road side inn, located in Meybod, Yazd. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and southeastern Europe, especially along the Silk Road. Caravanserai Complex of Meybod, House of Courier or Post Museum and Ice house remind the importance of this city in the past. Constructing these buildings was a great help to get…