How the Persian Empire dealt with it’s waste.

How the Persian Empire dealt with it’s waste.
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One of the strongest and most influential civilisations in the world was that of the Persian Empire. The Achaemenid Empire had as its capital the city of Persepolis. It was founded by Emperor Darius the first in 518 BC and it was one of the largest and most profitable cities that the Empire had. One of the most striking features of the city is that it had a functioning drainage system. Having followed on from the advances first discovered by the Indus Valley Civilisation centuries before and cities like Babylon and Ur the Achaemenid people knew that public health and the removal of waste was a very important factor in a cities growth and their well being.

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Unlike other civilizations Persepolis did not have the access to a running water course like a river. However they did have Mount Rahmat and this produced extremes of rainfall and runoff from snow and ice melt. The Achamenid’s found the channels that came down from the mountain and used them accordingly.

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What happened when the drains became blocked is unknown. Sadly they did not have access to a Blocked Drains Essex based company. At least we do and 3flow Blocked Drains Essex way organisation can see to any issues that you may have.

The Achaemenid people were aware of the problem of blockage and overflow and they sought to remedy this with an ingenious piece of engineering for the time. They created a large reservoir that had stone channels diverting the flow of mountain runoff into it.

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