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​Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
​Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta The capital of three successive dynasties and later ruled by the Mughal emperors of Delhi, Thatta was constantly embellished from the 14th to the 18th century. The remains of the city and its necropolis provide a unique view of civilization in Sind. Historical Monuments at Makli, ThattaHistorical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Brief synthesis Near the apex of the delta of the Indus River in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh does an enormous cemetery possess half a million tombs and graves in an area of about 10 km2. Massed at the edge of the 6.5 km-long plateau of Makli Hill, the necropolis of Makli – which was associated with the nearby city of Thatta, once a capital and centre of Islamic culture – testifies in an outstanding manner to the civilization of the Sindh from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The vast necropolis of Makli is among the largest in the world. Kings, queens, governors, saints, scholars, and philosophers are buried here in brick or stone monuments, some of which are lavishly decorated with glazed tiles. Among the outstanding monuments constructed in stone are the tombs of Jam Nizamuddin II, who reigned from 1461 to 1509, and of lsa Khan Tarkhan the Younger and of his father, Jan Baba, both of whose mausolea were constructed before 1644. The most colourful is that of Diwan Shurfa Khan (died in 1638).
Tomb of Shurfa Kahn
Tomb of Shurfa Kahn
The unique assemblage of massive structures presents an impressive order of monumental buildings in different architectural styles. These structures are notable for their fusion of diverse influences into a local style.Historical Monuments at Makli, ThattaHistorical Monuments at Makli, Thatta These influences include, among others, Hindu architecture of the Gujrat style and Mughal imperial architecture. Distant Persian and Asian examples of architectural terra-cotta were also brought to Makli and adapted.Historical Monuments at Makli, ThattaHistorical Monuments at Makli, Thatta An original concept of stone decoration was created at Makli, perhaps determined by the imitation of painted and glazed tile models. The historical monuments at the necropolis of Makli stand as eloquent testimonies to the social and political history of the Sindh.   View of Nizam al-Din Tomb with polygon pavilionView from inside of Nizam al-Din TombView from inside of Nizam al-Din Tomb ​Gallery – Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta Tomb of Isa Tarkhan II Tomb of Isa Tarkhan II
Tomb of Isa Tarkhan II
Tomb of Isa Tarkhan II
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
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