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Anarkali Church - Lahore [Tomb of Anarkali].

Anarkali Church - Lahore [Tomb of Anarkali].

Photographer: Craddock, George

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 50/1(109)

Item number: 501109

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Tomb of Anarkali in Lahore from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' taken by George Craddock in the 1870s. Lahore is the capital of the Punjab province in Pakistan. This region has been ruled by the Ghaznavids, the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughals, the Sikhs and the British. The Tomb of Anarkali probably dates from the rule of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (1605-1627). In 1851, it was converted into a church by the British. In this view, we can see that there is a Christian cross surmounting the dome of the structure. The building is now used as the Punjab Record Office.

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