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Mosque built by the Asuf Jah I at Ajanta

Mosque built by the Asuf Jah I at Ajanta

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/34(13)

Item number: 13

Length: 19.4

Width: 27.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Mosque built by the Asuf Jah I at Ajanta, from the Curzon Collection: 'Caves of Ajunta in HH the Nizam's Dominions', taken by Deen Dayal in 1895. The old town of Ajanta is situated 8 km from to the south of the famous Buddhist cave temples excavated into the sides of a rocky horseshoe-shaped gorge around 200 BC and later in the 5th century AD. The town is surrounded by a strong fortified wall and moat built by the Nizam in 1727. This view shows the arched facade of a mosque with a bulbous dome.

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