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Ghiyasuddin's Tomb

The tomb is the one area of the old city still in good condition showing the respect given to past rulers and their tombs.  His son Mohammad is also buried here.  Many ruler's built tombs for themselves and possibly used the building to live in as well.  It is thought that this may have been the case here and that it provided a residence while the city was being constructed.  This might explain why it is surrounded by fortified walls.

 

View of the tomb from the citadel.

 

Unlike other buildings in the city built from the local quartzite the tomb is constructed from red sandstone and white marble. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The smaller dome to the right is thought to be the tomb of a favoured minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can walk along sections of the wall surrounding the tomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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