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The tomb of Hasan Sher Khan was built by the master builder Alawal Khan in 1535 AD, within a walled enclosure. To the south, there was also a mosque (presently used as a medersa) plus a stepped tank accessed through a gate in the wall, used by the ladies of the court. The tomb is considered a fine example of Afghan architecture that provided the model for Sher Shah Suri's tomb completed in 1545, and situated .5 kilometres to the west. It is octagonal in shape and surrounded by a verandah. There is no plinth. The garden has dried up and boys use it as a playground. Inside the tomb (which could use a good cleaning and airing - bat droppings you know) is the low grave of Hasan Khan, covered in a green cloth, and the graves of relatives. The tomb is not a ticketed monument, although it comes under the purview of ASI. It suffers from serious neglect; and aside from the tombs, there is nothing of interest for the tourist in Sasaram.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-12-05
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/5.0, 1/500 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2010-03-29 5:01
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