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Remnant of Conquest: Qutb Minar and its Monuments
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Summary/Historical Context

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Qutb Minar
Historic monuments
Archaeology
Delhi
Asia

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.

Place/country: India,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:02:50
Publisher/producer: NHK,
Published in: 1993

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