Saturday, September 26, 2009

Qutb Minar

Qutb Minar was inspired by, and intended to surpass, a minaret in Afghanistan; started in 1193, the first Muslin ruler of Delhi was only able to complete the base before his death. A number of his successors added their own bits and pieces. This is an older small mosque on the site, still in use today.

Built on the ruins of a complex that originally include 27 Hindu temples, which were razed and their materials used for construction of the later monument.

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