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The Minaret of Jam: A thorough scan to study an endangered monument


Language: English

The Minaret of Jam is exposed to several risks and its conservation remains a priority for the Afghan authorities.
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.


on this subject: Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam


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Place/region: Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan, Asia
Type: Video report
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Publisher: UNESCO
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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-02-18-000207-FUKAB-HD
Rights holder: UNESCO