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Rohtas Fort
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1541
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Asia, Pakistan, Jhelum City, Punjab
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Description: Sher Shah Suri constructed a resilient fortified complex at Rohtas following his defeat of the Mughal emperor Humayun in 1541, selecting a tactical site north of what is now Pakistan. Never having been taken by storm, it has until now survived intact. Massive walls encompass the main fortifications, extending for more than 4 km, dotted with bastions and punctured by colossal gateways. Rohtas Fort, also called Qila Rohtas, is an outstanding illustration of early Muslim military architecture set in Central and South Asia. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Rohtas Fort (Urdu: قلعہ روہتاس Qila Rohtas) is a garrison fort built by the great Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference and the first example of the successful amalgamation of Pukhtun and Hindu architecture in the sub-continent. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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