Ali minaret

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Ali minaret
Ali Minaret.jpg
مناره علی
Ali minaret is located in Iran
Ali minaret
Shown within Iran
Basic information
Location Isfahan, Iran
Geographic coordinates 32°39′56″N 51°40′59″E / 32.665514°N 51.682972°E / 32.665514; 51.682972Coordinates: 32°39′56″N 51°40′59″E / 32.665514°N 51.682972°E / 32.665514; 51.682972
Affiliation Islam
Municipality Isfahan
Province Isfahan
Country Iran
Architectural description
Architectural type Minaret
Architectural style Razi
Height (max) 48 m (157 ft)

Ali minaret (Persian: مناره علی‎‎) is a historical minaret in Isfahan, Iran. It is close to the Ali mosque. This minaret is the oldest minaret in Isfahan, which dates back to the 11th century. This minaret is 48 metres (157 ft) in height and is the second highest historical minaret in Isfahan after the Sarban minaret. It is said that this minaret was originally 50 metres (160 ft), but its height has been decreased 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in the course of time. There are four inscriptions on the Ali minaret. One of the inscriptions is made of brick and the others are made of ceramic.[1]

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  1. ^ Hosseyn Yaghoubi (2004). Arash Beheshti, ed. Rāhnamā ye Safar be Ostān e Esfāhān(Travel Guide for the Province Isfahan) (in Persian). Rouzane. p. 112. ISBN 964-334-218-2.