Did this 2,400-year-old yakhchals kept ice in the desert without electricity?


Asked on 2020-02-15 14:41:52

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The answer

Pendulum World wrote on 15th of February 2020
Yes, it did !


Pendulum World wrote on 15th of March 2020
It is even older.


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Yakhchāl is an ancient type of evaporative cooler. Above ground, the structure had a domed shape, but had a subterranean storage space. It was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. The subterranean space coupled with the thick heat-resistant construction material insulated the storage space year round. These structures were mainly built and used in Persia. Many that were built hundreds of years ago remain standing.


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