How did people in the desert keep their houses cool or produce flour in the past?
People make objects based on their climatic and living conditions to have a comfortable life and fulfill their needs. Due to Iran’s weather and people’s requirements, special structures and objects were made. Some of these buildings and technologies, like qanat, are thousands of years old and represent an old need in this land. The Ancient Land Exhibition demonstrates a replica of a windcatcher, icehouse, Assarkhane, qanat, etc. There are some important features of Iranian architecture, such as pointed arches and stained-glass windows (Orsi). They were used to fulfill needs, i.e. as a substitution for great hall pillars or to decrease light or heat inside a building.