Minaret o Jam

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Minaret an Airchaeological Remains o Jam
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
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CriteriaCultural: ii, iii, iv
Inscription2002 (26t Session)
Coordinates34°23′48″N 64°30′58″E / 34.39667°N 64.51611°E / 34.39667; 64.51611Coordinates: 34°23′48″N 64°30′58″E / 34.39667°N 64.51611°E / 34.39667; 64.51611
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The Minaret o Jam is a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid in wastren Afghanistan. It is locatit in a remote an nearly inaccessible region o the Shahrak Destrict, Ghor Province, next tae the Hari River. The 62-metre (203 ft) heich minaret[1] wis biggit aroond 1190 entirely o baked bricks an is famous for its intricate brick, stucco an glazed tile decoration, which conseests o alternatin baunds o kufic an naskhi calligrafie, geometric patterns, an verses frae the Qur'an.

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  1. Ghaznavid and Ghūrid Minarets, Ralph Pinder-Wilson, Iran, Vol. 39, (2001), 167.