Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Ice House in Meybod
During the winter, ice would be collected from rivers or pools and brought to the ice house, whose walls were often four feet thick. The pieces would be placed in layers in the underground bowl-shaped area. The layers would be interspersed with hay or other forms of insulation.
The dome, to the left, had a very small opening so as to keep the sun and the heat out. The ice stored in this manner could last through the summer.