5th Minaret Herat, Afghanistan
Investigation of long term strategies for the structural support of a masonry Minaret in Herat

The 5th Minaret, part of the Musallah Complex in Herat was recently placed on the UNESCO World Heritage in danger list.

After the initial measures to secure the Minaret a detailed structural analysis will be used to develop a long term strategy for the preservation of this hugely important monument. The project will be executed in stages employing temporary scaffolding, new foundations and cutting edge masonry conservation techniques.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Asia and Pacific Unit

Realisation in several stages beginning 2012

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Structural analysis and conception of multi-stage structural strategy


Unesco (Ed.): Safeguarding the Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan JAM and HERAT, Unesco, France 2015, ISBN 978-92-3-100093-5