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Street view in Tanjore showing three small pagodas [gopuras].

Street view in Tanjore showing three small pagodas [gopuras].

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(1)

Item number: 111

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a street in Tanjore with three gopurams, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Thanjavur was the capital city of the Imperial Chola dynasty who ruled Tamilnad from 850 to 1279; their glory is reflected in the 74 and more temples, which were constructed in the area. The Brihadishvara temple, constructed by Rajaraja I (r.985-1012), is said to be the greatest architectural achievement of the Chola era.

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