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Yazd Historical Monuments, Iran

Clock (Vaqt Va Saat) Square, Yazd-Iran

This old square dates back to 8th century AH. Among the buildings around it worth mentioning are Seyed Roknedin School and an ancient water reservoir. There used to be astronomical observation installation (observatory) an endowment of the year 725 AH.and a clock. These in those times were important implements, and the square is so called because of these devices.

Covered Passages, Yazd-Iran

One of the noticeable features of the old province of Yazd and many other desert cities in Iran are roofed and covered lanes and passages. The reason behind designing and constructing these is to shelter and protect people against heat, harsh sun-shine and hot seasonal winds. In order to further secure the residents of the blind-alleys enjoying penthouse, this arrangement with a strong door, called "darband" was installed, such examples being Aqa'eeha, Dr. Alaee's Lane and the Bajevardi Lard Darbands (bolts).

Ice-Pits, Yazd -Iran

Ancient icehouses are very interesting samples of old urban structures in Iran, which were constructed to store ice. Icehouses consist of four basic parts as follows: the Ice house, dome, main wall and a little pool. In Yazd province, during the winter when there was sufficient water, it was led to the little pools. During the night due to low temperatures the water of these pools used to freeze. A tall wall surrounded the pool that prevented sunlight from getting to the ice and created a condition for ice-layers to thicken gradually at nights. Then the ice was broken and transferred to the icehouse underground where it was stored in summer

Khan Square, Yazd -Iran

Amir Chakhmaq Shami and his wife, Seti Fatimeh built this square, in the 9th century AH. Hadji Qanbar Bazaar on the east side of the square was one of the buildings constructed by Nezameddin Hadj Qanbar Jahanshahi. The famous Mir Chakhmaq Mosque and theater for passion plays are located on the north of the square.

Mir Chakhmaq (Amir Chakhmaq) Square, Yazd -Iran

This square is a collection that Mohammad Taqi Khan established with a harmonious design. There are shops in the form of archade at the four corners of the square. The Shafe'iyeh School is located at the north east corner of the square. From this square one way leads to Qeisarieh and another to Rig Mosque.

Wind Trappers (Ventilation hafts), Yazd-Iran

One of the distinctive features of the cities of Yazd province which discriminate it from other cities, is the existence of various wind trappers. Most of them belong to old residential houses. On the other hand majority of urban reservoirs and mosques also have wind trapper. In other words the same are considered as respiratory tracts of the city. They are towers that, in respect to the special form of building, direct the natural air current to different sections of the building. Regardless of its utility, these constructions used to represent the owner's distinction and social standing. It could be judged by the height and adornments of these wind trappers.

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