Noria Makers


Date: c. 1890-1906

A noria is a wooden mechanism that lifts fresh water into a pipe or open channel, usually for the purpose of agricultural irrigation. The construction of this technology involved woodworkers who created the wheel and … read more

Tal Tamir

Date: 1938

Photographer John D. Whiting (d. 1951), who also worked as a tour guide, photographed norias (water wheels) erected by Assyrian refugees by the Khabour river near Tal Tamir (Tell Tamer). These constructions were used … read more