The Settlement Burana

XI century. The Settlement Burana (medieval Balasagun). Round, heavily suzhayuschiisya trunk up the minaret is based on the octagonal pedestal and divided in concentric zones. Surface of masonry joints or vperebezhku pairs of bricks alternating with bands of figural girihov, laid out podtesannogo brick. Minaret survived almost half of its height. Top has an internal spiral staircase, the entrance to which was carried from the roof of a nearby mosque. Judging by the absence of foundations, the mosque was built in light wooden structures. Minaret - just one of the buildings once a significant cult of the memorial ensemble. Archaeologists uncovered near the base of the brick mausoleums XI-XII centuries. as well as multi-faceted round shape.