Minaret of Jam

Jam minaret

This minaret of jam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Afghanistan. This minaret is located in the Shahrak District of Ghur Province in Afghanistan. It' located at the crossroads of Jam River and Hari River.

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This round minaret stands on an octagon-shaped pedestal; it had 2 wood balustrades and was crowned by a lamppost..... It is strikingly similar in form to the minaret that Masud III constructed in Ghazni. It is believed to have been a source of immediate inspiration for the Qutub Minar in Delhi, India.

This minaret of jam is one of a group of about 60 miniarets and turrets constructed between the eleventh and thirteenth century in Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan, among them the Kutlug Timur Minaret in Old Urgench (long regarded as the highest of these still existing minarets). It is said that the miniature tombs were constructed as a symbol of the triumph of Islam, while other turrets were only emblems or watch-houses.

This minaret was little known outside Afghanistan until Sir Thomas Holdich told us about it in 1886 while working for the Afghan Border Commission. Werner Herberg later carried out local studies in the 70s, and Ralph Pinder-Wilson finished his extensive site survey in the 70s before the 1979 Sovjet occupation interrupted external intrusion.

The Pajhwok News on 21 July 2018 in a 6-hour battle of skirmishes about Taliban conflicts with Taliban troops at the control points near the Jam minaret. Fighters burned down the woods around the old town, destroying a mosque. Skip up to: a d e "Afghan historical minaret of Jam'in jeopardy of collapse'".

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12th-13th Jahrhundert Paris, Klincksieck, 1959 ("Mémoires de la Délégation aréologique française en Afghanistan", 16). Minarets, Ralph Pinder-Wilson, Iran, 166. Ghaznavid and Gh?rid Minarets, Ralph Pinder-Wilson, Iran, 168-169. High Jumping ^ Cruickshank, Dan (April 23rd 2008). "Minaret meeting." Hop up ^ Stewart, Rory.

"Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan". albertsampietro.com. Afghan Journal 3/2, 57-69. Minaret of jam: the discovery of the capital of the Ghurid sultans (12th-13th century). {\a6} (Mémoires de la Délégation archeologique française en Afghanistan 16). The minaret Ghouride de Jam. "in Jam, Afghanistan.

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