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Rohtas Fort is an impressive example of Islamic military architecture and considered a precursor to Mughal architecture. It was constructed on the orders of the Afghan ruler Sher Shah Suri in the 1540s, after he defeated the Mughal Emperor Humayun.
At a vantage point… Built on top of a hill, Rohtas Fort took nearly eight years to complete and measures over four kilometres in circumference. Its thick stone walls rise to heights ranging between 10 and 18 metres and are punctuated by 68 bastions at random intervals which are topped with battlements. The walls have ingenious machicolations – or openings – which once allowed soldiers to pour molten lead through them to deter enemies from climbing up. Continue reading