These amazing windmills are among the oldest in the world. Located in the northern Iranian town of Nashtifan, initially named Nish Toofan, or “storm’s sting,” these ingenious windmills have withstood winds of up to 74 mph in their lifetime for over 1000 years.
With the design thought to have been created in eastern Persia between 500-900 A.D., they have been in used for several centuries.
Not only do they serve to protect local villages from devastating winds, but they also utilize the wind power from the source of the energy.
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