One of the historical monuments of Arab architecture in the period of the Bactrian kingdom in the area JARKO'RGO'N region is Jarkurgan minaret. Incidentally it is the only monument which preserved the name of the wizard who created it. It was built by Ali ibn Muhammad al-Sarakhs in the years 1108-1109 AD.
His current height is 21.6 meters, diameter of 5.4 meters. Its original height of 40 meters. There are suggestions that it was not completed or alternatively destroyed.
Minaret created after the invasion of the Arabs in the fort Zharkurgan during the Bactria Empire. During the construction used of the tradition Hurosan construction. On the foundation laid in the shape of a semicircle 16 tigrannik. At the level of twenty feet from the ground on the faces is encircling around the inscription. Then again, continued verge semicircle. But the construction of the minaret apparently was not finished. Jarkurgan minaret is different from other minarets Sogdiana.
According to scientists, V.A Shishkin, M.E Masson real height of the minaret was 40 meters, and it has moved and glanced in the direction of 1.5-2.5 degrees.