Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Qutb Minar - INDIA - UNESCO #233

This wonderful postcard is the second one I got from India today - also with three astonishing stamps - showing the impressive Qutb Minar, built more than 800 years ago reaching an incredible height of 73m. Thanks again Sai, the colours of this card are breathtakingly beautiful. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!
UNESCO #233 - Qutb Minar - INDIA
Built in the early 13th century a few kilometres south of Delhi, the red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 m high, tapering from 2.75 m in diameter at its peak to 14.32 m at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. The surrounding archaeological area contains funerary buildings, and two mosques, including the Quwwatu'l-Islam, the oldest in northern India, built of materials reused from some 20 Brahman temples.

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