LONDON, (CAIS) - The
remnants of a Sassanid dam were recently discovered on the
Dez River in southwestern Iran’s Khuzestan Province, the
Persian service of CHN reported on Monday.
dam is one kilometer long, and its 50 aqueducts have
survived the ravages of time, Khuzestan Cultural Heritage
and Tourism Department expert Yaqub Zalqi told CHN.
rains heavily in the region in winter. Iranians at the
time of Sasanian dynasty, who were famous for their skills
in dam construction, built the dam to control flooding
caused by heavy rain. The speed of the water was further
slowed by other dams near the Sassanid city of Jondishapur
near Dezful,” he added.
many companies extracting sand from the bed of the dam
reservoir are not informed about it, and their operations
may weaken the dam’s bases, Zalqi explained.
great Dez Dam lies about 30 kilometers upstream from where
the Dez River meets the Karun River.