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Pakistan, Rohtas Fort

 Posted by , last edited on January 14, 2014 at 10:46:48

Location Jhelum City, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates N32 57 45 E73 35 20
Date of Inscription 1997

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/586 )

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.

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