Uzgen Minaret

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Uzgen Minaret
Uzgen Minaret.jpg
Minaret at the Uzgen as of 2012
Uzgen Minaret is located in Kyrgyzstan
Uzgen Minaret
Uzgen Minaret
Location in Kyrgyzstan
Alternative nameÖzgön Minar, Uzgend Minaret
LocationUzgen
RegionOsh Region
Coordinates40°46′0″N 73°18′0″E / 40.76667°N 73.30000°E / 40.76667; 73.30000Coordinates: 40°46′0″N 73°18′0″E / 40.76667°N 73.30000°E / 40.76667; 73.30000
Height27.5m (90 ft)
History
MaterialBricks
Architecture
Architectural stylesMinaret

The Uzgen Minaret also spelled as Özgön Minar or Uzgend Minaret[1] is an 11th-century minaret tower located in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan. It forms part of the ancient ruins in Uzgen along with three well preserved mausoleums located nearby. Uzgen Minaret is a 27.5 metre (90 feet) tall tapering tower, with an 8.5 metre (28 feet) base diameter, reducing to 6.2 metres (20 feet) at the top.[2]

Built with bricks, the Uzgen minaret's architecture consist of three distinctive parts. It has a 5 metres (16.5 feet) high octahedron shaped lower part and a tapering cylindrical middle part, similar to the Burana Tower in northern Kyrgyzstan. The upper part with arched windows and a cupola is a relatively recent addition, built in 1923 to 1924.[2]

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  1. ^ "Minaret of Uzgen". archnet.org. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Uzgen Minaret". discovery-kyrgyzstan.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.