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Rohri, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Sathbain Tombs, general view

Rohri, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Sathbain Tombs, general view

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1504)

Item number: 1504

Length: 21

Width: 29

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Sathbain Tombs at Rohri in the Shikarpur District of Sindh, Pakistan, taken by Henry Cousens in 1896-7. This view looks along a stretch of the river towards the collection of tombs. Cousens wrote in the Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey of Western India, 1897, "Rohri, unlike busy Sukkur, has a sleepy old-world air about it. Little or no external trade is carried on. The river craft glide past it with the current to load and unload at Sukkur opposite...But it is an old place and signs of its antiquity are found in and around the town...With the thick groves of palms along the river below the town, these rugged hills, surmounted in many cases with old ruined tombs, and backed by the river and the bridge, give the place a picturesque aspect. Upon one of these [hills], whose base is washed by the river, is a levelled platform containing a great number of graves most of them being covered with carved grave stones after the fashion of those on the Makli Hill at Tatta..."

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