Sunday, 27 February 2011


Makli, outside Thatta, an hour from Karachi, Pakistan.
One of the largest necropolises in the humankind, with a diam of around 8 kilometers, Makli Comedian is questionable to be the inhumation site of some 125,000 Moslem saints. It is located on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital of displace Sind until the seventeenth century, in what is the southeasterly domain of present-day Pakistan.
Imperial mausoleums are distributive into two star groups, those from the Samma (1352-1520) and Tarkhan (1556-1592) periods. The spot of the Samma sovereign, Jam Nizam al-Din (reigned 1461-1509), is an fulgurant direct construction built of sandstone and decorated with patterned and geometric medallions. Twin to this is the mausoleum of Isa Khan Tarkhan II (d. 1651), a two-story designer edifice with noble cupolas and balconies. In oppositeness to the syncretistic structure of these two monuments, which combine Hindustani and Islamic motifs, are mausoleums that clearly pretending the Focal Dweller roots of the afterward dynasty.