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пятница, 4 мая 2018 г.

Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam. Afghanistan

The sixty-five-meter-high Jam minaret is located in Ġawr province, Shahrak district, near the town of Jam, on the southern bank of the Hari River at its confluence with the Jam River, at 1,900 meters Altitude, in an abrupt and remote valley surrounded by imposing mountains that reach 2,400 meters. Its innovative architecture and decoration played a significant role in the development of the arts and architecture in and around the Indian Subcontinent. The minaret and the associated archaeological vestiges are an exceptional testimony to the strength and quality of the Gurida civilization that dominated this region between the 12th and 13th centuries. It represents the apogee of an artistic tradition typical of the region. The archaeological remains surrounding the minaret on the northern bank of Jam include the ruins of a ‘palace’, fortifications, a pottery kiln, a Jewish cemetery, a cistern with its canalizations and various Arabic inscriptions.


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