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Makli Graveyard

Makli is one of the largest necropolis' in the world. Its a few kilometers from the town of thatta, and about 100 km from Pakistan's largest city Karachi.

 

This is one of the most visually stunning archaelogical sites in Pakistan. Covering 15-1/2 sqaure kilometers, and said to contain over one million tombs, it is considered to be the world's largest necropolis. The tombs and mausoleums are seen as the most substantial remains of Sind's greatness between the 14th and 18th centuries, with many belonging to kings, queens, saints, governors, military commanders, philophers and poets.

It is belived to be the burial grounds for over 125,000 sufi saints from between the 14th and 16th centuries.

 

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Taken on November 19, 2006