NEWS 16: Iran getting Asbads ready for UNESCO tag

 

Several centuries-old windmills, locally called Asbads, that are still standing tall in Hamun county, southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, are being restored in order to be prepared for possible inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list

 

 

The restoration project was commenced two years ago to prepare the historical windmills to join Asbads in South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces for possible UNESCO registration.

The rehabilitation works include debris removal, reinforcement and completion of restoration and reconstruction of the Asbads’ painted walls, which is being carried out continuously.

Made of natural clay, straw, and wood, an Asbad is typically comprised of eight 
chambers, with each chamber housing six blades. As the area’s strong, steady wind enters the chambers it turns the blades, which then turn grindstones. The structures reach up to about 65 feet in height. 

“Asbad is a smart technique to grind grains, a technique which goes back to ancient times when the people living in the eastern parts of Iran, in an attempt to adapt themselves with nature and transform environmental obstacles into opportunities."

 

 

 

 

Several centuries-old

چند صد ساله

Windmills

آسیاب بادی

standing tall

پابرجا ماندن

are being restored

درحال مرمت شدن هستند

possible inclusion

شمول احتمالی

World Heritage list

لیست میراث جهانی

Commence

آغاز کردن

Registration

ثبت

Rehabilitation

نو سازی

debris removal

برداشتن نخاله های ساختمانی

reinforcement

تقویت 

restoration

مرمت

reconstruction

بازسازی

is being carried out

در حال اجرا می باشد ( مجهول)

continuously

بطور مداوم

clay

خاک رس

straw

کاه

is typically comprised of

معمولا متشکل است از

chambers

اتاقک

housing

جای دادن به..

blades

تیغه / پره

steady

ثابت

grindstones

سنگ آسیاب

grind

آسیاب کردن

ancient times

دوران باستان

attempt

تلاش

adapt

وفق دادن

transform

تبدیل کردن

environmental obstacles

موانع محیط زیستی

opportunity

فرصت

 

گردآوری: موسسه زبان اشراق