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Big TowerThe Qutb Minar is a red sandstone tower 72.5 m high. Its construction was started around 202 by Qutbu'd-Din Aibak the first Muslim Sultan of Delhi. It has five storeys and is the highest stone tower in India.
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Most remarkable in the complex is the iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians. 
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The Quwwatu'l-Islam mosque is the earliest extant mosque in northern India.The Qutb Minar is a red sandstone tower 72.5 m high. Its construction was started around 202 by Qutbu'd-Din Aibak the first Muslim Sultan of Delhi. It has five storeys and is the highest stone tower in India.a23/01/2005 10:57:32/cms/cms.asp?page=/OffshoreInIndia/Trips Away/Trip to Delhi/Big Towersupporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower1.jpgApproaching the large tower the size of it is quite stunning.
Approaching the large tower the size of it is quite stunning.
supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower2.jpg The various buildings around the site allow for some unusual views of the tower.  The various buildings around the site allow for some unusual views of the tower. supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower3.jpg I understand that these pieces were stolen from churches but as nothing can be worshiped the faces were chisled off. I may be very wrong with this thought? I understand that these pieces were stolen from churches but as nothing can be worshiped the faces were chisled off. I may be very wrong with this thought?supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower4.jpg The iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians. If you hold your arms around it you can make a wish which will come true or something along those lines. Unfortunatelly its cordened off! The iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians. If you hold your arms around it you can make a wish which will come true or something along those lines. Unfortunatelly its cordened off!supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower5.jpg Bryan and the Tower! Bryan and the Tower!supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower6.jpg Adam looks almost as big as the tower... Adam looks almost as big as the tower...supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower7.jpg Now - I think it was his brother that started to build another tower - a bigger tower but never managed to fisnish it! Now - I think it was his brother that started to build another tower - a bigger tower but never managed to fisnish it!supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\bigtower\bigtower8.jpg One of the many buildings around the site.  One of the many buildings around the site. 

Big Tower
23/01/2005 10:57:32

The Qutb Minar is a red sandstone tower 72.5 m high. Its construction was started around 202 by Qutbu'd-Din Aibak the first Muslim Sultan of Delhi. It has five storeys and is the highest stone tower in India.

Most remarkable in the complex is the iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians.

The Quwwatu'l-Islam mosque is the earliest extant mosque in northern India.

Approaching the large tower the size of it is quite stunning.

Approaching the large tower the size of it is quite stunning.

 The various buildings around the site allow for some unusual views of the tower.

The various buildings around the site allow for some unusual views of the tower.

 I understand that these pieces were stolen from churches but as nothing can be worshiped the faces were chisled off. I may be very wrong with this thought?

I understand that these pieces were stolen from churches but as nothing can be worshiped the faces were chisled off. I may be very wrong with this thought?

 The iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians. If you hold your arms around it you can make a wish which will come true or something along those lines. Unfortunatelly its cordened off!

The iron pillar which was built during the Gupta Empire (a Hindu empire in India from 320 to about 335AD). It is made of such pure iron that it has never rusted a standing testimony to the metallurgical skill of ancient Indians. If you hold your arms around it you can make a wish which will come true or something along those lines. Unfortunatelly its cordened off!

 Bryan and the Tower!

Bryan and the Tower!

 Adam looks almost as big as the tower...

Adam looks almost as big as the tower...

 Now - I think it was his brother that started to build another tower - a bigger tower but never managed to fisnish it!

Now - I think it was his brother that started to build another tower - a bigger tower but never managed to fisnish it!

 One of the many buildings around the site.

One of the many buildings around the site.


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