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Qutab Minar (Tower Of Victory)

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Grandiose construction of the Qutab Minar or Tower of Victory, is the capital of India Delhi. Built from bricks of red Sandstone, this tower is the tallest brick minaret in the world. Its height is 72.6 meters.

Qutab Minar was built in several stages over 175 years. The idea of creation belonged to Qutb-UD-DIN Ibaku, the first Islamic ruler of India, in 1193, which is specifically destroyed 27 Hindu and Jain temples to get the materials for construction. But his life was laid the base of the tower, the diameter of which was approximately 14 meters. And the completed project was only in 1368 when the ruler Firuz Shah Tplace.

Due to the fact that Qutub Minar was built such a long time and under the supervision of different architects, it is possible to trace changes in the architectural style of the tiers of the tower. The tower has five tiers, each of which itself is a real masterpiece. The whole column, from its base to the top, cover with beautiful delicate patterns and inscriptions carved directly on the bricks.

Near the minaret are still several structures that together with it constitute the complex of Qutab Minar. This is the minaret of Ala-I-Minar, the oldest mosque in Northern India - quwwat-ul-Islam, the gate of Ala-I-Darwaza, tomb of Imam Zamin and a mysterious metal column, which does not corrode. It is believed that if possible, standing back to her, close around her hand, any wish will come true.

In 1993, the Qutub Minar was inscribed on the world heritage list of UNESCO.