"Of course I have AC." — the bad guy from 300
7 Modern Conveniences That Are Way Older Than You Think

#7. The Persian Empire Had Air Conditioning
Warm air flowed down to the cold water stream under the building and circulated back to the lower level of the house transformed into a cool, refreshing breeze. … As far back as 400 BC, the qanats were also used to refresh specially constructed “refrigerator” rooms where the Persians stored ice accumulated during the winter. We think it’s no coincidence that these buildings looked like giant upside-down ice cream cones.

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"Of course I have AC." — the bad guy from 300

7 Modern Conveniences That Are Way Older Than You Think

#7. The Persian Empire Had Air Conditioning

Warm air flowed down to the cold water stream under the building and circulated back to the lower level of the house transformed into a cool, refreshing breeze. … As far back as 400 BC, the qanats were also used to refresh specially constructed “refrigerator” rooms where the Persians stored ice accumulated during the winter. We think it’s no coincidence that these buildings looked like giant upside-down ice cream cones.

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