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Minaret of Jam Listed as ICESOCO Heritage Site

Minaret of Jam in Ghor province has been listed among cultural heritage sites of the Islamic world by the The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, referred to as (ICESCO).
 
According to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Minaret of Jam is Afghanistan’s first cultural heritage site which has been listed in the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. it is hereinafter referred to as (ICESCO).
The minaret is located in Ghor, around 200 kilometers east of Herat, at the confluence of the Hari Rud and Jam Rud rivers.
 
The Minaret of Jam’s isolated location may have prevented the monument from intentional destruction for nearly 900 years.
 
The minaret is believed to have been built between  1163 and  1203 during the reign of the Ghurid sovereign Ghyias-ud-Din.
 
The minaret has been on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Properties in Danger since  2002.
 
“The Minaret of Jam is located in a place where protection of cultural heritage is quite difficult, because the surrounding areas are under the control of the armed opponents, we demand the Afghan government, UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture to pay attention to it,” said Bismillah Adel, a resident in Ghor.
 
“We hope that attention is paid regarding the security and repairing of the minaret, because the minaret is under threat, particularly during the spring season because of natural disaster,” said Mohammad Gul Poya, a civil society activist in Ghor.
 
“The original architecture of the external part of the minaret has been demolished, the registration of the minaret in ICESCO is effective if the minaret is repaired in its original shape,” said Nazar Mohammad Saqib, the head of department of information and culture in Ghor.
 
It is 62 meters high and was built entirely of baked bricks and is famous for its intricate brick, stucco and glazed tile decoration.
 
According to archologists, a Jewish cemetery was also discovered 10 kilometers away from the minaret including remains from a military building, a palace and pottery jars.

Minaret of Jam Listed as ICESOCO Heritage Site

The Minaret of Jam’s isolated location may have prevented the monument from intentional destruction for nearly 900 years.

تصویر بندانگشتی

Minaret of Jam in Ghor province has been listed among cultural heritage sites of the Islamic world by the The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, referred to as (ICESCO).
 
According to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Minaret of Jam is Afghanistan’s first cultural heritage site which has been listed in the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. it is hereinafter referred to as (ICESCO).
The minaret is located in Ghor, around 200 kilometers east of Herat, at the confluence of the Hari Rud and Jam Rud rivers.
 
The Minaret of Jam’s isolated location may have prevented the monument from intentional destruction for nearly 900 years.
 
The minaret is believed to have been built between  1163 and  1203 during the reign of the Ghurid sovereign Ghyias-ud-Din.
 
The minaret has been on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Properties in Danger since  2002.
 
“The Minaret of Jam is located in a place where protection of cultural heritage is quite difficult, because the surrounding areas are under the control of the armed opponents, we demand the Afghan government, UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture to pay attention to it,” said Bismillah Adel, a resident in Ghor.
 
“We hope that attention is paid regarding the security and repairing of the minaret, because the minaret is under threat, particularly during the spring season because of natural disaster,” said Mohammad Gul Poya, a civil society activist in Ghor.
 
“The original architecture of the external part of the minaret has been demolished, the registration of the minaret in ICESCO is effective if the minaret is repaired in its original shape,” said Nazar Mohammad Saqib, the head of department of information and culture in Ghor.
 
It is 62 meters high and was built entirely of baked bricks and is famous for its intricate brick, stucco and glazed tile decoration.
 
According to archologists, a Jewish cemetery was also discovered 10 kilometers away from the minaret including remains from a military building, a palace and pottery jars.

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