Isfahan Historical Sites

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان  Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutar-Khaneha

کبوترخانه ها


Kaboutarkhaneha (the house of pigeons), Kaftarkhaneha or Kabotarkhan, are old buildings that usually were built in cylindrical shape. These places were built to collect pigeons and other birds manure for agricultural purposes. Pigeon manure in the past had many uses in the industry, such as the leather tanning industry and making gunpowder.

Kabutakhane like a fortress against the enemies of pigeon which are not low, were resistance and impermeable. Architectural structure of these buildings were in such a way that not only were built against the hunter birds like hawk, owl, and crow, but also there not be any way for invader birds to enter the towers, because the building plan of these towers was in a way that provide the pigeons safety with relief and comfort.



A Kaboutakhane sometime was place for gathering of about 25 thousand pigeons. The kennels were built so beautiful and in the same models and from thatch materials that were very cool in the summer so that the wind were current in its space and conversely in winter were hot and spared from cold local winds. One of the interesting point in these towers is the existence of one or two smooth tapes made from plaster. Reason for use of these tapes was prevention from climbing of natural enemies of pigeons like snakes from the walls of the tower and entering to the Kaboutakhane. Also in the middle of the tower was placed a pan of milk and around of it was soaked in lime that if a snake somehow was entered to the tower go toward the pan because of its interest in milk .The snake for reaching to the milk had to pass from lime so the contact of lime with body of snake caused it became heavy and cannot move anymore.



Historical tower of Mardavij pigeon

This tower was built in 16th century. Map of the tower is not like a circle but is like a flower that around of it are eight circles and one circle in the middle. Its height is 18 meters and bottom base diameter is 16 meters. The structure of the tower is in three floors that inside of the tower there are about 15000 cubbyhole which means 15000 pigeons can accommodate in this tower. Also there are 770 holes in the top of the tower that pigeons can enter to the tower from 12 cylinders along with central cylinder. The size of entrances is the same as pigeon`s body size so that a bird with a bigger size cannot enter the tower. The cavity dimension is 25 x 20 x 18 cm that the size of a cubbyhole follows from the size of pigeon`s body.

Address: Historical tower of Mardavij pigeon, Mardavij neighborhood, Resalat St, Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
Address: ایران، استان اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، شهر اصفهان، خیابان رسالت، محله مرادویج، برج تاریخی کبوتر مرداویج


Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

Kaboutarkhaneha  - Isfahan, Iran  کبوترخانه ها  اصفهان

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