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Restoration of Century-Old Qutb Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad

Qutb Shah Tomb

The Qutb Shahi Tombs Heritage Park spans over 160 acres and includes 40 mausoleums and 23 mosques. Burial ground to Qutb Shahi dynasty, the architecture is maintained by Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for culture. epitome of Pashtun, Arabic, Pathan, Deccan and Hindu architecture, its nooks and corners reflect the kings as patrons of art and learning.

The tombs play with nature, light and shadow under the bright, clear skies of the city. Indo-Muslim dynastic burial grounds are scattered throughout India are slowly falling into neglect. Ongoing conservation project might take up to a decade considering the vast expanse of the site. Archaeologists are documenting and surveying the site to preserve it for centuries. It has been found that the monument has suffered immense decay on being exposed to pollution and natural weather elements. The granite slabs will mostly bear the brunt unless taken care.

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