[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Qanat"

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 14:41:09 UTC 2020

On Fri, 26 Jun 2020 at 14:47, Walker Bradley <walker.t.bradley at gmail.com>

> Some Qanats are over three thousand years old, and are certainly listed in
> guidebooks.

Those may merit a historic=yes.  Depends on the guidebook, to some extent.

 There is a Qanat system in Persia that is UNESCO listed (
> https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1506/)

That certainly merits heritage tagging because it is listed by a heritage

> “Modern” Qanats/Karez are still often hand dug, not with modern tunneling
> equipment. The World Bank funded the refurbishment of many in Afghanistan,
> usually these were done with traditional methods, and they are the main
> source of water in many areas.

Modern ones are definitely not historic=yes.  Not all of the old ones are
historic=yes but are just everyday water supply of no special interest
except to the thirsty.

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