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[Qila-i-Kuhna] Musjeed, Old Fort, Delhi.

[Qila-i-Kuhna] Musjeed, Old Fort, Delhi.

Photographer: Murray, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 52/(22)

Item number: 5222

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Qala-i Kuhna Masjid from 'Murray Collection: Views in Delhi, Cawnpore, Allahabad and Benares' taken by Dr. John Murray in 1858 after the Uprising of 1857. The Qala-i Kuhna mosque is part of the Purana Qila fort complex located near the Junna River, north of Humayun's Tomb. Qala-i Kuhna mosque was built by Sher Shah Sur c.1541, an Afghan who sent Emperor Humayun (r. 1530-1536) into exile between 1538-1555. He also completed building the Purana Qila.

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