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Ancient 'Serai' at Ajunta

Ancient 'Serai' at Ajunta

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/34(14)

Item number: 14

Length: 20.2

Width: 28.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of an old caravanserai at Ajanta in Maharashtra from the Curzon Collection: 'Caves of Ajunta in HH the Nizam's Dominions', taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. The old town of Ajanta is situated 8 km from to the south of the famous Buddhist cave temples which were excavated into the sides of a rocky horseshoe-shaped gorge around 200 BC and later in the 5th century AD. The town is surrounded by a strong fortified wall and moat built by the Nizam in 1727. This view shows an old caravanserai, a halting place for caravans.

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