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India, Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi

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Location Delhi, India
Coordinates N28 31 32.988 E77 11 7.008
Date of Inscription 1993

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/233 )

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.

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