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Nejm-ad-Din iwan

Nejm-ad-Din iwan

Konye-Urgench

The leaning tower of Nejm ad-Din. The unfinished mausoleum opposite it leans forward even further. They are said to resemble two old men bowing to each other. This one has stood for at least 7 centuries, but the nearby Amu Darya river has changed course considerably over the years and this capriciousness combined with man-made disasters and warfare, has caused the ruin of entire cities. Can the mausoleum survive its tilting?

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