The Tomb of Iltutmish

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The tomb of Iltutmish was built by King Iltutmish himself in AD 1235. Shams-ud-din Iltutmish was the third ruler of Slave dynasty or Mamluk dynasty of Delhi Sultanate.

The tomb is a plain square chamber of red sandstone, profusely carved with inscriptions, geometrical and arabesque patterns in Saracenic tradition on the entrances and the whole of interior. It has three entrances, on the north, east and south elevations.

The walls of the tomb have inscriptions from Holy Koran, which have been carved delicately like fine lacework in stone. Some of the motifs like the wheel and tassel are the reminiscent of Hindu designs. The upper chamber of the tomb is opened to sky.

This tomb is located near Quwwat-Ul-Islam mosque inside Qutb complex in South Delhi, India.

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