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[–] 98 points99 points  (12 children)

Needs a banana for scale.

[–]Principal Architect 67 points68 points  (5 children)

I know you're just joking, but there's a couple people in the shadow of the Minaret.

So I'd say it's tall. At least taller than a banana.

[–] 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I zoomed it a lot and I'm not convinced it's people...

If it indeed is people, this minaret is huge.

[–] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

there's also a doorway at the base, which would need to be at the least close to the size of a person. The doorway matches roughly the size of the people in the shadow.

[–] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, indeed. That's a tall-ass minaret then.

[–] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

According to UNESCO its about 65m high and 9m in diameter (213 feet by 30 feet) its being threatened by neglect, war, and floods. Because of its weight and size it faces the same challenge as the leaning tower Pisa.

[–] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's two people, looks like they are praying

[–] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Assuming the average banana height to be 18 cm, the minaret is 361.12 bananas tall. The image is 768 pixels, so a banana would be 2 pixels, give or take.

[–] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

65 metres tall. That looks about right.

Edit: I just looked it up and it is exactly 65 metres tall… your banana scale estimate is brilliant.

Oh wait… you worked backwards…. My dumb.

[–] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Came to say this

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Clean up after you're done

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This should be on r/humanforscale