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Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Registan, Minaret of Tilla-Kari Madressa (Islamic legal college--usually linked with great mausoleums and mosques).

The spiral minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra. Photograph: Reuters

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THE TOWER OF BABEL: The spiral minaret of the Great Mosque of Samarra (also known as the Malwiya Minaret) in Samarra, Iraq. The word "malwiya" translates as "twisted" or "snail shell". The minaret is approximately 171 feet or roughly 17 stories) tall.

Minaret of Jam - Afghanistan. Afghanistan: an utterly unrequited travel love affair. Read the blog: http://www.subequator.com/the-travel-urge-that-wont-go-away-afghanistan

~The Minaret of Jam is a UNESCO WHS in western Afghanistan. It is located in the Shahrak District, Ghor Province, by the Hari River. The high minaret, surrounded by mountains that reach up to was built in the entirely of baked-bricks~

Samarkand is one of the oldest Uzbek cities. This city was founded during the middle of the first century BC , formerly named as Marakanda and later known as Afrosiab. It was the capital of the powerful 'State God' - Emir Timur. Most of the monuments of Samarkand was build by Timur and his grandson Ulugbek.

Kalyan minaret, Po-i-Kalan complex, Bukhara, Uzbekistan. It was also known as "Tower of Death", as for centuries criminals were executed by being tossed off the top. It is an amazing place to see in person.

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Kalta Minor Minaret, Uzbekistan. Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all the way to Bukhara. Had it been completed it surely would have been the world's tallest building, but the Khan dropped dead in 1855 and it was never completed.

Just south of the Kuhna Ark stands the fat, turquoise-tiled Kalta Minor Minaret. This unfinished minaret was begun in 1851 by Mohammed Amin Khan, who according to legend wanted to build a minaret so high he could see all t

The Badshahi Masjid (بادشاهى مسجد), literally the 'King's Mosque', was built in 1673 by Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan

"The Badshahi Masjid, literally the 'King's Mosque', was built in 1673 by Aurangzeb in Lahore, Pakistan. It is one of the city's best known landmarks, and a major tourist attraction epitomising the beauty and grandeur of the Mughal era.

Minarets - Khiva, Uzbekistan - The wonderful Minarets in Khiva define the city.

The Mindarets of Khiva. The one on the left is apparently the highest one in Uzbekistan.

Minaret à Kounia-Ourguentch au Turkménistan #Voyage #Architecture

The most striking landmark of Old Urgench is the early Kutlug-Timur Minaret, which, at 60 meters, it used to be the tallest brick minaret prior to the construction of the Minaret of Jam.

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