VIDEO: Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan in danger of collapse due to flooding

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) – Heavy flooding in western Afghanistan is threatening the Minaret of Jam, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Ghor province. Since 2002, the minaret has remained on the list of World Heritage in Danger.

According to UNESCO, the 65m-tall Minaret of Jam is a graceful, soaring structure, dating back to the 12th century. Covered in elaborate brickwork with a blue tile inscription at the top, it is noteworthy for the quality of its architecture and decoration, which represent the culmination of an architectural and artistic tradition in this region. Its impact is heightened by its dramatic setting, a deep river valley between towering mountains in the heart of the Ghor province.

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