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Qutub Tower , Delhi (14th Century AD)


Located in Delhi, India The Qutub Minar (Qutub Tower) is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan and wishing to surpass it, Qutb-ud-din Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, commenced construction of the Qutub Minar in 1193; but could only complete its basement. His successor, Iltutmish, added three more stories and, in 1368, Firuz Shah Tughluq constructed the fifth and the last story. The Qutub Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture.

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Taken on December 28, 2010