Kutlug Timur Minaret

Kutlug Timur minaret is a minaret in Konye-Urgench in north Turkmenistan, Central Asia. It was built in 1011 during the Khwarazmian dynasty. The height of the minaret is 60 meters with a diameter of 12 metres at the base and 2 metres at the top.[1] In 2005, the ruins of Old Urgench where the minaret is located were inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.[2]

Kutlug Timur Minaret
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Kutlug Timur Minaret as seen on May 2006
Kutlug Timur Minaret is located in Turkmenistan
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Shown within Turkmenistan
LocationKonye-Urgench, Daşoguz Province, Turkmenistan
Coordinates42°20′N 59°09′E / 42.333°N 59.150°E / 42.333; 59.150Coordinates: 42°20′N 59°09′E / 42.333°N 59.150°E / 42.333; 59.150
Height60 m (197ft)
Founded1011 AD[1]
PeriodsKhwarazmian dynasty
Site notes
Official nameKunya-Urgench
Criteriaii, iii
Designated2005 (29th session)
Reference no.1199
RegionAsia and Australasia

The Kutlug Timur minaret belongs to a group of around 60 minarets and towers built between the 11th and the 13th centuries in Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan including the Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan.

On the basis of its decorative brickwork, including Kufic inscriptions, the minaret is thought to be an earlier construction but restored by Kutlug-Timur around 1330.[3]


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  1. ^ a b "Kutlug Timur minaret". tourstoturkmenistan.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Kunya-Urgench". UNESCO World Heritage Center. UNESCO. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  3. ^ Golombek, L. 2011. 'The Turabeg Khanom Mausoleum in Kunya Urgench: Problems of Attribution, in Muqarnas. An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, Volume 28, 133-156.