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Back of the Baland [sic] Darwaza

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Title: Back of the Baland [sic] Darwaza
Author(s): Frederic, Louis
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mughal Architecture-- Fatehpur Sikri-- Fatehpur Sikri - Gen. views, Jami Masjid Mosque, Buland Dharwaza, Khanqah;architecture
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: When he returned from a new conquest, Akbar had this "Gate of Victory" erected on a plan that eclipsed all the other buildings in the town. It is 130 feet high and 118 feet wide and is situated on top of an immense staircase. Its arcade is of the same type as those decorations on the facades of Humayun's tomb and ornamented with inscriptions in Arabic letters. It gives on to the mosque courtyard with three arches, surmounted by terraces and pavilions.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-2520


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