Discover The minaret of Jam Afghanistan

Situated 310 miles away from the capital, the minaret of Jam is an edifice of 210 feet in height and the second biggest religious monument of its kind around the globe. Constructed at the intersection of two rivers (Hari-rud and Djam-rud) at 6,200 feet of altitude, this minaret, dating back to 1194, was built up by Sultan Ghiyath al-din Mohammed Ibn Sam in the province of Ghor (centre-west of the country). Made of oven-baked bricks, this monument is a symbol of the history of the Ghurid dynasty and the Middle Ages of Islam. After becoming a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2002, architectural excavations have been launched. However, throughout the years, the excavation sites have repeatedly become targets of pillaging, which has caused some damage to the area.

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    Minaret of Jam, Ghor Province

    Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Minaret of Jam was built at the end of the 12th century by the Sultan Ghiyath al-din Mohammed Ibn Sam

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    The minaret of Jam
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    The minaret of Jam
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    The minaret of Jam
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