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Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

Hidden Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan

| August 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Built back in 1190s by the once great Ghorid empire, this enigmatic and intricately-ornamented ancient “skyscraper” architecture stands like a missile pointing at the stars – a 65-meter high minaret, the second biggest religious monument of its kind in the world. Originally it was topped by the lantern – making it a sort of the […]

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