Photographer's Note

This is Kalyan-minarett belonging to the Po-i Kalyan complex in the old city of Bukhara. It was built by the Qarakhanid ruler Arslan Khan in 1197. When Genghiz Khan conquered the city he was so impressed by that ornamented tower that he let it undestroyed, while nearly all the other buildings were destroyed.

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Additional Photos by Roland Parton (ahmet54) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 287 W: 344 N: 493] (3490)
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