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Afghanistan, Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

 Posted by , last edited on September 20, 2013 at 05:06:28

Location Shahrak District, Ghur Province, Afghanistan
Coordinates N34 23 47.6 E64 30 57.8
Type Cultural
Property 70 ha
Date of Inscription 2002

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/211 )

The 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. Covered in elaborate brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top, it is noteworthy for the quality of its architecture and decoration, which represent the culmination of an architectural and artistic tradition in this region. Its impact is heightened by its dramatic setting, a deep river valley between towering mountains in the heart of the Ghur province.

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Minaret of Jam on the bank of Hari River Minaret of Jam, View  

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