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Maymand village

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old bath of village
place for washing feet
chanal of water
 
 
Reservoir of bath
 
 
window
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kitchen
My friend
Toilet
 
 
 
 
 
Firetemple
It is a museum now
 
Stone of mill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazier of fire temple
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reilgious center of village( Hossinyeh)
 
Super Market of village
 
 
 
Mosque of village
 
 
 
Adytum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maymand village, located near to Shahr-e Babak city, used to be full of pistachio and wild almond trees. A lot of berry and black berry trees can also be seen not far from the village. Maymand plain is full of desert animals such as snakes, crocodiles, hedgehogs, and turtles. Besides in the mountains of Maymand there are different kinds of wild animals such as deer, leopard, wolf, fox, zebra, ibex and different kinds of birds.
Many seasonal rivers, qanats (aqueducts), and springs can be seen in Maymand village and its suburbs, which have helped the region with a fruitful agriculture.
Living conditions in Maymand are harsh due to the aridity of the land and to high temperatures in summers and very cold winters.
Maymand consists of a set of houses that have been dug in the hearth of the mountain and the rocks which are called Hand-dug houses.
"The houses which are used during the summer are called "Kapar" which are small wooden rooms with low ceilings. In these kapars, a stream of cold air is always flowing. Another architectural style which is called "Gonbeh" is a circled stoned wall houses with a wooden conical roof which has been covered by soil and mud. Inside the Gonbeh is warmer than Kapar," says Kiarash Eqtesadi, director of Maymand's research center.
Sometimes the villagers of Maymand live in a kind of white tent called "Pollas", the vertical fibers of which are of cotton and the horizontal ones of goat's wool. The villagers are busy with animal breeding or fruit gardens during the summer.
The rock houses of Maymand, some of which have been inhabited for as long as 3000 years, start at a height of 3 meters of Khorin Mountain and stretch to the flat plain of Khatoonabad


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