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I WAS EXPECTING GHOSTS OF 20 CENTURIES TO SHOW UP

Kutub Minar complex. The complex was constructed by Muslim invaders who destroyed dozens of Hindu and Jain temples at the site, and recycled the carved stone columns and other fragments to build mosques and other structures (reference Maulana Hakim Saiyid Abdul Hai "Hindustan Islami Ahad Mein" (Hindustan under Islamic rule), Eng Trans by Maulana Abdul Hasan Nadwi). The original temples and palaces at this site dated to 8-12 century CE. The Kutab Minar complex was constructed in the 12-13 century CE. The original temple columns were decorated with sculpted gods, godesses, and apsaras. The invaders destroyed price-less art by beheading and damaging the figures.

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Taken on December 4, 2007