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Turkmenistan, Kunya-Urgench

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Location Dashoguz Vilayet (Province), Turkmenistan
Coordinates N42 10 59.448 E59 5 5.784
Date of Inscription 2005

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1199 )

Kunya-Urgench is situated in north-western Turkmenistan, on the left bank of the Amu Daria River. Urgench was the capital of the Khorezm region, part of the Achaemenid Empire. The old town contains a series of monuments mainly from the 11th to 16th centuries, including a mosque, the gates of a caravanserai, fortresses, mausoleums and a 60-m high minaret. The monuments testify to outstanding achievements in architecture and craftsmanship whose influence reached Iran and Afghanistan, and later the architecture of the Mogul Empire of 16th-century India.

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Kunya-Urgench, Gutluk Temir Minaret Mausoleum, Kunya-Urgench

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