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[Malik Ambar's tomb, Rauza.]

[Malik Ambar's tomb, Rauza.]

Photographer: Johnston, J.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 303/1(168)

Item number: 168

Length: 11.6

Width: 20.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a tomb in Rauza from the Allardyce Collection: Album of views and portraits in Berar and Hyderabad, taken by J. Johnston. Rauza, also known as Khuldabad, is of religious significance to Muslims as the Emperor Aurangzeb (reigned 1658-1707) is interred here, together with other members of his dynasty. In his reign, Aurangzeb enclosed the city within a high fortified wall with seven gates, which remain today. There are between 15 and 20 doomed tombs and over 1000 sepulchres in Rauza and roads are often lined with the ruins of mosques and tombs. Despite the caption, there is evidence to suggest that this photograph is of Azam Shah's tomb rather than that of Malik Ambar.

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