Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi, India
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Papiolencs
N 28° 31.550 E 077° 11.117
43R E 713838 N 3157401
Quick Description: A monumental complex in south Delhi, from the 13th century.
Location: India
Date Posted: 8/28/2009 7:20:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM73PC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
Built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, notably the magnificent Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311), and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples.

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Type: Monument

Reference number: 233

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