Qutlugh Timur Minaret

Qutlugh Timur Minaret

The Qutlugh Timur Minaret, which at almost 60 m is the tallest medieval structure in Central Asia. There are three bands of inscriptions in Kufic script, one of which links the minaret with Gutlug Timur and his father-in-law Uzbek Khan. This led researchers to date the monument to 1320–30. But it is now believed that the minaret is much older, probably dating to the 11th or 12th century, and that Gutlug Timur’s role was limited to ordering its reconstruction.

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