History Of Shushtar Hydraulic Water System
A General Description of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Structures Making up the Complex
- Shadorvan Grand Weir or Caesar Weir
In early 260 A.D., Shapur I, the second king of Sassanid Empire, achieved a great victory against the Romans. He arrested Valerian I, the Roman emperor, and captured the Roman soldiers. Shapur made use of the Romans in the way of construction and prosperity of Shushtar, and specifically the construction of this weir. That’s why it’s also called Caesar weir.
- Salasal Castle
Today, the castle is mainly destroyed, and the only remains are underground rooms and Daryun tunnels. According to historical resources, it dates back to the Achaemenid period. Daryun canal was dug during the reign of Darius the Great in order to water Mianab plain in Shushtar.
- Mizan Weir
- Mahi Bazan Weir
- Lashkar Bridge-Dam
- Khak Weir
- Sharabdar Weir
- Borj-e Ayar Weir
- Shah Ali Bridge-Dam
- Kolah Farangi
- The Set of Water Mills and Water Cascades
- The Handmade Ancient Stairway
The ancient water treatment techniques used in Shushtar historical hydraulic system is something unique you can hardly find anywhere else. It draws so many visitors and archaeologists to the area from all over the world. You can also be one of these visitors enjoying and admiring this civil engineering masterpiece.