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Drakhan, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Thahim Tombs

Drakhan, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Thahim Tombs

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1495)

Item number: 1495

Length: 27.5

Width: 20.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Thahim Tombs at Drakhan in the Shikarpur District of Sind in Pakisten, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896-7. The tomb in the foreground is a tall square structure surmounted by an octagonal drum, a dome and a small lantern. Cousens wrote in The Antiquities of Sind, "These are three large dilapidated structures with a smaller one beside them, all built of brick, with some enamelled tiles still adhering of those that formed a few ornamental bands upon them. Surmounting the domes are lanterns like that on Shah Baharo's tomb [at Larkhana], but not quite so elegant: they are in great part destroyed."

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