Thursday, 2 August 2012

586 PK - Rohtas Fort (1997)

Brief Description

"Following his defeat of the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1541, Sher Shah Suri built a strong fortified complex at Rohtas, a strategic site in the north of what is now Pakistan. It was never taken by storm and has survived intact to the present day. The main fortifications consist of the massive walls, which extend for more than 4 km; they are lined with bastions and pierced by monumental gateways. Rohtas Fort, also called Qila Rohtas, is an exceptional example of early Muslim military architecture in Central and South Asia."


"谢尔沙阿–苏里在1541年打败了莫卧儿皇帝胡马雍之后,在罗赫达斯建立了一个防守森严的城堡。罗赫达斯位于今天的巴基斯坦北部, 是一个战略要地。这个地方从未被风暴袭击过,因而完整地保留到今天。这座城堡的主要防御工事由超过四公里长的厚厚的城墙组成,与棱堡相连,并建有宏伟的城 门。要塞,又名为奇拉·赫达斯,是中亚和南亚地区穆斯林早期军事建筑中的一个特别的例子。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of rita_simões from Portugal

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