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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Makli Necropolise Thatta Sindh

One of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 kilometers, Makli Hill is supposed to be the burial place of some 125,000 Sufisaints located on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital of lower Sind until the 17th century. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981 as the "Historical Monuments of Thatta".

Legends abound about its inception, but it is generally believed that the cemetery grew around the shrine of the fourteenth-century Sufi, Hamad Jamali. The tombs and gravestones spread over the cemetery are material documents marking the social and political history of Sindh.

Sunday, November 25, 2012