25 July 2001
-- Following the construction of channels over Kâroun
River and the ongoing irrigation project in the
region by a local organization, the historical
establishments of Dasht-e Miyanab, in Shoushtar
will be urgently identified as a registered and
thus protected historical site by a number of
archaeologists lest they be destroyed during the
implementation of the project.
to experts, the administrative system of Khuzestan
plain has been a dominating factor in its
agriculture in the ancient times, because of its
high temperature, high-quality soil, and the
establishment of irrigation systems and roads.
River is divided into two sections in the northern
part of Shoushtar by a deviating dam, as a result
of which Shoushtar and its lower district are
turned into an island (Minoo-Ab).
the structures of water establishments of Minoo-Ab
Island and its irrigation system, it is considered
as one of the wonderful achievements of the human
to the supervisor of the archaeological studies of
the area Abbas Moqaddam, the low level of water in
Minoo-Ab Island as compared to Mianab Island made
our predecessors to come up with an amazing
irrigation system by resorting to concentrated
archaeological studies conducted in the area
indicate that the ancient engineers managed to
leave behind one of the best samples of proper
approach toward their environment protection.
to the media and information center of Iran's
Cultural Heritage Organization (ICHO), the current
environmental changes, and the establishment of
numerous dams on Karoun River has caused
difficulties in pumping water into Mianab island
in Minouie, and a great section of the island
suffers from water shortage.