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Pre-Mughal (Khalji Dyn. 1290-1320), Alai Darwaza

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Title: Pre-Mughal (Khalji Dyn. 1290-1320), Alai Darwaza
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Delhi Sultanate;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: It is a sort of large room in the form of a cube, surmounted by a flattened dome. It is made of red sand-stone and white marble. The facing doors, as well as the windows are decorated with radiating stalactites. This door has been restored several times, not always in accordance with the original design which is now lost
this applies particularly to the facade. -- Also called Alauddin Khalji's gate.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-1994


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