Interior of Great Musjid, Lahore Citadel.
Photographer: Bourne, Samuel
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Great Masjid, Lahore Citadel from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. Lahore was the capital city of the Mughal emperor Akbar from 1584 to 1598. Akbar built the massive Lahore Fort on the foundations of a previous fort and enclosed the city within a red brick wall boasting 12 gates. Jahangir and Shah Jahan extended the fort, built palaces and tombs, and laid out gardens. The great Badshahi Masjid and the Alamgiri gateway to the fort were built by the last of the great Mughals, Aurangzeb (1658-1707).