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The History of Baudgeers

  • Mehdi N. Bahadori
  • Alireza Dehghani-sanij
  • Ali Sayigh


There is no precise date or information about the antiquity of Baudgeers. However, acquaintance of ancient Iranians with the characteristics of the airflow and the use of Baudgeers undeniably indicates that the invention and development of these structures is Iranian knowledge [1]. Based on his studies on the emergence and development of Baudgeers, Rosenthal in his work Poetry and Architecture: the Badhanj believes that this structure was exclusively invented in Iran. In the early Abbasid period, the Baudgeers have been found to be of little use in Mesopotamia and were largely built in Iran. It made the transition from Iran or the East to Egypt, when Egypt became more and more important politically and economically [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi N. Bahadori
    • 1
  • Alireza Dehghani-sanij
    • 2
  • Ali Sayigh
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringSharif University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.TehranIran
  3. 3.World Renewable Energy CongressBrightonUK

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