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The first Asaf Jahs Serai, [Ajanta]

The first Asaf Jahs Serai, [Ajanta]

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Shelfmark: Photo 97/(45)

Item number: 45

Length: 21.3

Width: 28.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the first Asaf Jahs Serai at Ajanta, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1900s, from the 'Views of the Caves of Ellora and Ajunta, Nizams Dominions, [by] Raja Deen Dayal & Sons, State Photographers'. The old town of Ajanta is situated 8 km from to the south of the famous Buddhist cave temples excavated around 200 BC. The town is surrounded by a strong fortified wall and moat built by the Nizam in 1727. This view shows a caravanserai, a halting place for caravans.

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