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Band-e Kaiser (Caesar’s Bridge) or Shadorvan Weir Bridge dates back to the Sassanid era (224–651 CE) and is said to be the oldest arch bridge in the world. The bridge was built in 260 CE by Roman soldiers and engineers who were taken into captivity along with Emperor Valerian (reign 253–260 CE) after his defeat by Shapur I (241-272 CE). The bridge once had 44 and according to some accounts 48 water arches, 37 of which still stand today. Band-e Kaiser or Shadorvan Bridge is part of the UNESCO registered Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

Band-e Kaiser or Shadorvan Weir Bridge

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    Khuzestan Province, Shushtar