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Architects and engineers built an artful underground city in anchient Iran

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Dearest Marty, my wonderful Prince, how are you?

I was reading about Kariz-e-Kish, the maze of tunnels under the Island Kish in The Persian Gulf. They say that this city it is approx. 2500 years old and that is was a hydraulic system, which was named qanat, a couple of aligned wells and a system to collect, filter, and store water.

kariz-e-kish (1)

 I read that this  underground city has 10,000 square meters. Those tunnels are 5 miles long. Small boats could row into parts of that city too.


 One doesn’t need to built an entire massive underground city so artfully, just to collect, treat and, store water. This city was forgotten for a long time, and I believe it has no name. Likely had one when it was built. Unlike other underground structures, which indicate to me that they were built for survival and defense reasons and probably in a rush as they are lacking decorations and playfulness, this one appears not be constructed in a hurry. On the other side, Petra in Jordan was built behind rocks for defense but very artfully and decorative and doesn’t seem to be rushed either. The rocks that allows only access for a few people at once to Petra, are telling  me that the architects were very aware of evil and attacks making rounds.  

Can’t help it, but I find ancient structures fascinating, Marty. Hard to imagine that this was just a water treatment plant and had no other purpose. Still Kariz-e-Kish on the inside:



A map of the big place:



Here is a video of the place. I turned my audio off as the music is a nightmare. But the pictures are nice.

Temperature inside the tunnels is always between 22 to 25 C. At least nobody carried corpses or skeletons inside that city to call it a mausoleum. 

I love you, Marty.

Yours forever,














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