Friday, 28 December 2012

233 IN - Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)

Brief Description

"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."


"顾特卜塔位于德里南部几公里处,建于13世纪早 期。这座红砂石尖塔高72.5米。基座直径14.32米,塔峰直径2.75米,从下往上逐渐变细,塔身棱角状和圆状的凹槽装饰穿插出现。周围的考古地区包 括一些墓葬建筑:著名的有建于1311年的印度穆斯林艺术的精品阿拉伊-达尔瓦扎门;以及两座清真寺,其一是库瓦图伊斯兰清真寺。该寺是印度北部最古老的 清真寺,其建筑材料取自20余座婆罗门寺庙。"

Source UNESCO WH website

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