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Rohri, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Sathbain Tombs, view on top

Rohri, Shikarpur District, Sindh. Sathbain Tombs, view on top

Photographer: Cousens, Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1009/4(1505)

Item number: 1505

Length: 22.8

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 across the paved platform and shows the tombs and numerous small minars. Cousens wrote in The Antiquities of Sind, "Upon one of the hills, whose base is washed by the river, is a level platform or terrace upon which is a great number of graves, most of them having carved gravestones after the fashion of those on the Makli hill at Thathah, with chain ornament around panels of ornamental extracts from the Qur'an...The whole top, between the graves, has been paved, and a flight of steps leads up to it on the south side. Some of the tomb-stones have been placed upon high platforms or plinths, upon each of the four corners of some of which rises a little stumpy ill-shaped minar, which, from a distance, looks like a conical chimney-pot. Both they and the platforms are covered with enamelled tiles."

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