A photograph of a general view of the Gol Gumbaz at Bijapur from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by Henry Hinten about 1860. Photographer's caption reads: '...built on a terrace 200 yards square. Height of tomb externally 198 ft, internally 175. Diameter of dome 124 feet, 4 minarets of 8 storeys, 12 ft broad entered by winding staircases terminating in cupolas'. Print 1 of Henry Hinton's The Ruins of Beejapoor, in a series of nineteen views from collodion negatives (Bombay, 1860). The Gol Gumbaz, a grand mausoleum of Muhammad Adil Shah, though a structural triumph of Deccan architecture, is impressively simple in design, with a hemispherical dome, nearly 44 mts in external diameter, resting on a cubical volume measuring 47.5 mts on each side. The dome is supported internally by eight intersecting arches created by two rotated squares that create interlocking pendentives. A centotaph slab in the floor marks the true grave in the basement, the only instance of this practice in Adil Shahi architecture.