Karez System Cultural Landscape

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Karez System Cultural Landscape is part of the Tentative list of Pakistan in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Karez system is a traditional form of water management in arid and semi-arid areas, believed to have originated in Persia in the first millennium BCE and spread along the Silk Road to China and the Mediterranean. A karez consists of mother well, where the water is tapped, and a series of vertical shafts connected by sloping tunnels. Underground water is delivered by gravity to the surface from higher-lying regions. Today, there are more than 1,000 functional karezes in Balochistan, of which four representative sites have been selected for this proposal.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
Karez System Cultural Landscape
Country
Pakistan
Added
2016
Type
Cultural
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2016 Added to Tentative List

The site has 4 locations

Karez System Cultural Landscape: Spin Tangi Kareze, Quetta Dist (T)
Karez System Cultural Landscape: Chashma Achozai Kareze, Quetta Dist (T)
Karez System Cultural Landscape: Ulasi Kareze, Pishin Dist (T)
Karez System Cultural Landscape: Kandeel Kareze, Muslim Bagh, Killa Saifullah Dist (T)

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