SPACH Photo Catalogue of Major Priority Sites and Monuments:

Provinces:

Badakhshan Badghis
Baghlan
Balkh
Bamyan
Farah
Faryab
Ghazni
Ghor
Herat
Helmand
Jawzjan
Kabul
Kandahar
Kapisa
Khost
Kunar
Kunduz
Laghman
Logar
Nangarhar
Nimroz
Nuristan
Paktika
Paktya
Parwan
Samangan
Sari Pul
Takhar
Uruzgan
Wardak
Zabu
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MINARET OF ZADYAN

LOCATION: Balkh Province. 34km north of Balkh. Near and north of the village of Zadiyan; 14 km northeast of the village of Daulatabad

DATE:
Kushan or Hephthalo-Turk, 1st-9th C. (A- architecture); Seljuk period (1108/1109) (B-inscription).

DESCRIPTION: Two buildings: (A) one extremely ruined, in which we can recognise a stupa of large dimensions built in unbaked bricks of the same type as those stupas in Balkh. In the centre of the monument there is a central dome that could be a primitive stupa of smaller size. (B) In the south of the stupa there is an islamic monument built in unbaked bricks attached with lime mortar, similar to the minarets of Ghazni (the Minaret of Daulatabad). The upper part has dissapeared- a flight of 16 remaining steps once provided access to it. It is lit by two narrow openings. The exterior decoration is well preserved. It is made of bricks attached with mortar.

From Ball, W. Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan, Paris, 1982, p. 287

CONDITION: natural deterioration.

 

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