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Encyclopedia > Shabestan

A Shabestan or Shabistan is an underground space that can be usually found in traditional architecture of mosques, houses, and schools in ancient Persia (Iran).


These spaces were usually used during summers and are ventilated by windcatchers and qanats. Qajari era architecture of Hormozgan province. ... A qanat, also known as karez, is a farming technology known to have developed in ancient Persia, and then spread to other cultures, especially along the Silk Road. ...


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