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Centuries-old water supply system found in Alamut castle

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Centuries-old water supply system found in Alamut castle

TEHRAN - A team of Iranian archaeologists has recently discovered a water supply network, dating back to 795 years ago, used to supply water to the famed Alamut castle in Qazvin province.

The system which contains a dam and its associated channels was once supplying water to the height of over 200 meters, ISNA reported on Saturday.

Also known as the castle of the Assassins, the 12th-century structure is nested on top of a peak. It was once a shelter for the followers of Hasan-e Sabbah (1070–1124) who was a spiritual leader of an Islamic sect.

In early 1930s, British-Italian explorer and travel writer Freya Stark described her exploration of the place in her book “The Valleys of the Assassins”.



Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in Asia.

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