Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Makli Hill or Makli Tombs

Makli Hill or Makli Tombs
One of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately8 kilometers, the Makli Tombs are supposed to be the burial place of some125,000 Sufi saints. It is located on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital oflower Sind until the seventeenth century in what is thesoutheastern province of present-day Pakistan.

The tombs and gravestones spread over the cemetery mark the social and political history of Sindh. Many have been build using a local sandstone; others are plastered brick buildings (which have suffered the most, generally).
The impressive royal mausoleums are divided into two major groups: those from the Samma (1352–1520) and from the Tarkhan (1556–1592) period. Four historical periods are represented architecturally — the Samma, the Arghun, the Tarkhan and the Mughals periods


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