See the 1,000-Year-Old Windmills Still in Use Today | National Geographic

These amazing windmills are among the oldest in the world. Located in the Iranian town of Nashtifan, initially named Nish Toofan, or "storm's sting," the windmills have withstood winds of up to 74 miles an hour. With the design thought to have been created in eastern Persia between 500-900 A.D., they have been in use for several centuries.
Made from clay, straw, and wood, the windmills stand up to 65 feet in height with grinding stones in a room below for pressing grain into flour. And while there are about thirty similar mills around the area, in 2002 the windmills of Nashtifan were registered as a national heritage site by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Department, unique in that they are one of the few still operational.

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+1 1. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

Iran must be a country full of fascinating history and culture, this must only be a very small part of it.
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+1 2. ringmaster commented 3 years ago

Yes, and media in general does a lousy job only showing us the worst :(
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+3 3. ughlah commented 3 years ago

But more people click at stuff that causes fear, that has nudity, violence or cuteness.

This has nothing of those factors, so will never appeal to a large audience, thus won't earn enough commercial money to be worth the trip, research and production cost.

And i totally agree this is supersad.
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+1 4. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

A few rubber belts and a generator and they could have free electricity.
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+1 5. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

#3 That's why I have always been an odd ball and can often not relate to people around me. :|
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0 6. cameramaster commented 3 years ago

Remarkable technology when you consider that 'modern' windmills used to generate electricty have to be shut down when the wind reaches a certain speed....usually a lot lower than these windmills operate at.