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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"MINARETS, early 12 th c.

LOCATION: Ghazni Province. East of Ghazni, north of road to Kabul.

DESCRIPTION:
The easternmost was built by Sultan Mas'ud III who reigned from 1099-1114; the other was raised by the last king of the dynasty, Sultan Bahram Shah (1118-1152), during whose reign the city was sacked by Alauddin of Ghor.
The intricate decoration of minarets is in raised brick, without color, and includes epigraphic friezes in square Kufic and Naskh script in addition to panels with floral and geometric designs. Mounds of ruins at the foot of both minarets indicate that they were once a part of two large buildings. Evidence from these mounds supports the theory that these buildings were mosques."



Dupree,N.H. An Historical Guide to Afghanistan, Kabul, 1977, p. 182



CONDITION:
natural deterioration requires immediate attention.

 

 

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