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General view of the ruins of the Jahaz Mahal, Bijapur

General view of the ruins of the Jahaz Mahal, Bijapur

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1876)

Item number: 10031876

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Jahaz Mahal, Bijapur from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections taken by Henry Cousens in the 1880s. The Jahaz Mahal is a decaying structure which lies to the north of the Asar Mahal Palace. It consists of arcaded chambers on two levels. Henry Cousens wrote: "Beside the Athar Mahall, on the north, and apparently forming with it part of a group of buildings connected with one another, is a ruined building, called the Jahaz Mahall, from, it is said, its fancied resemblance to a ship...It is also said that, in this building, were the offices of the Admiralty...With bare walls and hollow gaping doorways and windows, from which all its old woodwork has been torn away, it now stands a wreck indeed..."

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