Jul 23, 2007

Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam

"Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam" - a World Heritage Site

The Minaret of Jam is an ancient structure from the 12th century. It is a 65 meter tall brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top. It stands on the bank of Hari Rud river. Recent archaeological explorations relealed some amazing remains from the past. Large, havily burnt, baked-brick wall, baked-brick paving, fine painted wall plasters, small coins etc. were found from this site.

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Shahrak District, Ghur Province

In 2002, UNESCO announced it as a "World Heritage Site", to give a recognition to the innovative architecture and decoration of the Minaret of Jam. This place is an exceptional testimony to the power and quality of the Ghurid civilization that dominated the region in the 12th and 13th century. Presently, this inscription is in danger on the List of World Heritage Sites.

Baked-brick paving

To know more about the "Justifications for this Inscription" visit the Official UNESCO Site.

Picture Source: Antiquity


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