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These are beehive homes in Harran, Turkey near the border with Syria. Beehive homes stay cool in the desert heat. Their thick mud brick (adobe) walls trap in the cool and keep the sun out as well. More at www.naturalhomes.org/beehive-harran-turkey.htm

These are beehive homes in Harran, Turkey near the border with Syria. Beehive homes stay cool in the desert heat. Their thick mud brick (adobe) walls trap in the cool and keep the sun out as well.

Earthen "Beehive Houses" Have Been Keeping Syrians Naturally Cool for Centuries | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

These Earthen "Beehive" Houses Have Been Keeping Syrians Naturally Cool for Centuries

How do the Syrian beehive-shaped houses made out of mud manage to stay so cool in extreme desert conditions? As war and conflict tear through Syria, we take

Sounding the Depths: February 2011. Syrian mud huts

An Irish beehive-shaped stone hut, called a Clochán, dating from the Bronze Age in Ireland BC). Structures such as these were erected up until the early Middle Ages.

Beehive Hut - This stone beehive hut was just behind the famine house. Originally it was where monks lived, but over ti

Beehive Hut - This stone beehive hut was just behind the famine house. Originally it was where monks lived, but over ti

delicious tamarind juice with rose water  traditional street drink

Delicious tamarind juice with rose water traditional street drink, Syria

Hurran Turkey, Beehive (house) Roof. via Flickr. Ger Boam.

Hurran Turkey, Beehive (house) Roof. via Flickr. Ger Boam.

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