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Minaret of Jam
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Minaret of Jam

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Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Afghanistan
Description:
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. In 2014 the BBC reported that the tower was in imminent danger of collapse.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Minaret of Jam", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.