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[Request] Yakhchāl - aka "Ice Pit"


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Yakhchāl (Persian: یخچال‎ "ice pit"; yakh meaning "ice" and chāl meaning "pit") is an ancient type of evaporative cooler. Above ground, the structure had a domed shape, but had a subterranean storage space. It was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. The subterranean space coupled with the thick heat-resistant construction material insulated the storage space year round. These structures were mainly built and used in Persia. Many that were built hundreds of years ago remain standing.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Yakhchāl

I was thinking of adding the Yakhchal as a Persian special building in Delenda Est, since the Stable will no longer be a special building for them. Wondering if anyone would like to model it.

 

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Those cooled cisterns often have wind towers attached, looking at examples in Yazd. Quick wiki research shows mention to wind catching towers existing as far back as Egypt. maybe they could improve the civic functions or loyalty of nearby buildings?

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