Famous minaret in Afghanistan, threatened by floods

The foundation of the minaret of Jam in Afghanistan is eroding due to flooding and therefore threatens the UNESCO-monument to fall.

Afghanistan is the last day plagued by heavy rainfall causing the river which is right along the building runs outside of its banks entered into force. To movies is to see to it that the base of the Jam minaret under water.

Over two hundred volunteers try to make the 65-metre high tower to save through the course of the river to change. Jam is located in the Ghowr province and is difficult to reach.

The minaret of Jam is somewhere between 1163 and 1203 built and is since 2002 on the UNESCO world heritage list. The Afghan government has complained submitted to UNESCO that they have too little money to get to the monument to protect it.

The recent floods in Afghanistan have so far cost the life of at least 24 people.


Historical minaret threatens to attack by floods in Afghanistan

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