Old minaret along Silk Road (PHOTOS)

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The structure which is 38 meters in height dates back to the Seljuq era.

Khosrogerd Minaret, located to the west of Sabzevar, in northeastern Iran is a unique historical monument.

The structure which is 38 meters in height dates back to the Seljuq era (1037–1194).

It is one of the oldest and tallest historical minarets in Iran. Archeological research shows that the minaret – a desertanswer to the light house – was meant to guide caravans in the desert.

 

 

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Fatemeh Askarieh is an Iranian journalist working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. She has been working with the Iran Front Page (IFP) Media Group for 10 years, and is currently the head of the Art and Lifestyle Department.

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