Thatta – A Star From The Past

What once was a city for kings and emperors, is now just a small dot on today’s world.

The city of Thatta in Sindh, Pakistan was once such a city where different dynasties ruled for centuries and left their marks unlike anywhere else in Pakistan. Right from the invasion of Alexander the Great till the Mughal dynasty, the city of Thatta acted as a main port into the heart of Indus valley and beyond.

The monuments and archaeological sites in and outskirts of Thatta are remarkable work of art and craftsmanship. The Shah Jahan Masjid in the center of Thatta was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the one who commissioned Taj Mahal.

 

In the outskirts of Thatta, lies Makli Hill, world’s biggest necropolis. Spreaded over a twelve square kilometer area, this ancient burial site contains tombs and graves of three different dynasties of Indus Valley, from 13th till 18th century. The art and architecture on those tombs and graves is one of a kind.

 

For more amazing pictures of Shah Jahan Masjid and Makli Hill, click on the link below:

Thatta: the ancient city of kings

 

 

Disclaimer: Images above and text on DAWN’s article are sole property of DAWN. I’m just sharing it.

 

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4 thoughts on “Thatta – A Star From The Past

  1. Patty April 16, 2018 / 6:15 PM

    It always amazes me how centuries ago, people were able to create such fabulous buildings, without the tools we have today.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais April 17, 2018 / 4:14 PM

      I do think about traveling back in time, to see the events or places I have only read or heard about. Don’t want to alter anything but just long to see what happened.

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