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Rotas Ft, Southern gate, nr Jhelum

Rotas Ft, Southern gate, nr Jhelum

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1857

Shelfmark: Photo 211/1(63)

Item number: 211163

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Rohtas Fort (Qila Rohtas) in Punjab, Pakistan from the Brandreth Collection: 'Views in Simla, Cashmere and the Punjaub' taken by an unknown photographer in the late 1850s. The album notes written below the print read: "The old room above the gate is 63 feet long & was my dwelling house, office and hospital in 1856 for the hot weather. The Fort is several miles round & the wall often 30 or 40 ft thick. This fort was built by the conqueror Sher Shah, who drove the father of Akbar the great out of India & built this fort to prevent his return. Humayoon returned before it was ready and finished it for him. This now nearly in ruins".

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