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General view of Iltutmish's Tomb, Qutb, Delhi.

General view of Iltutmish's Tomb, Qutb, Delhi.

Photographer: Caney, W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(888)

Item number: 1003888

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Iltutmish's tomb from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by W.Caney in the 1870s. The tomb of the Emperor Shams al-Din Altamish, Iltutmish (r.1211-36), lies to the north of the Quwwat ul'Islam mosque and is first surviving tomb of an Islamic ruler in India. It comprises a square chamber of red sandstone, the interior being covered with Islamic carving and arabesques. The tomb was originally covered by a dome which has disappeared.

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