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Cypress Tomb

The 'Cypress Tomb' (Saruwala Maqbara) - Its name derives from the cypress tree ornamentation on the upper portion of the tomb--four on each side--surrounded with flowering plants. The tomb is elevated about 5 meters off the ground to shield the grave from direct sight, and is only accessable using a ladder. The tomb holds the body of Sharfun Nisa Begum, the sister of Nawab Zakaria Khan. It was originally surrounded by a garden--perhaps one abutting Dai Anga's tomb, but no evidence remains of its former boundaries or dimensions.

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Taken on April 29, 2012