Kebar Dam

Local nameسد کبار
LocationQom County, Iran

The Kebar Dam is a masonry arch dam on the Kebar River, Iran, located near a town of the same name,

23 km southeast of Qom, near the village of Zanburak in Jannatabad, Qom. The dam is an early arch dam and was the first arch dam constructed by the Mongolians, around 1300 AD.

It is the oldest surviving arch dam.

The dam is 26m tall and 55m wide and was constructed for irrigation water supply. It was originally 24m tall but 2m of height was added in either the beginning or middle of the 17th century.

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Address Iran

Coordinates 34°28'13.139" N 51°0'46.319" E

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