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Bicycle Travels on the Silk Road:
the minaret of Jarqo'rgo'n (Jarqorgon Minorasi) in Surxondaryo vilyati, Southern Uzbekistan, is a fine example of Islamic architecture, a magnificient piece of art. You may be familiar with buildings from Timurid times (15th century) in Uzbekistan but this minaret dates back to the reign of Seljuk Sultan Sanjar as it was built in 1108-1110 AD. Look at the herringbone brickwork that is set in curved ribs and in ever decreasing diameters towards the top.
Note the location in View: map. The minaret is quite difficult to find.
The Sufi scripts are set as stucco (below) and brick (above).
Info: C. MacLeod &B. Mayhew, 2002.Uzbekistan, the Golden Road to Samarkand. Norton Co. New York
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC RX-100

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