Rohtas Fort

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Coordinates: 32°57′45″N 73°35′20″E / 32.9625°N 73.58889°E / 32.9625; 73.58889

Rohtas Fort *
Kabuli Gate, Rohtas Fort.
Country Pakistan
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 586
Region ** Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)

Rohtas Fort (Urdu: قلعہ روہتاس,Qila Rohtas) is a garrison fort built by the great Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference and the first example of the successful combination of Pashtun and Hindu architecture in the Indian Subcontinent.

References[change | change source]

  • Ihsan H Nadiem, Rohtas: Formidable Fort of Sher Shah. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, ISBN 969-35-0603-0.
  • Basheer Ahmad Khan Matta, Sher Shah Suri: A Fresh Perspective. Karachi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-597882-X.
  • Institute of Architects, Pakistan Rawalpindi-Islamabad Chapter Arch Vision 2002”.
  • ”Rohtas Fort” article by Major General Mian Hayauddin

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