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Shah Jahan Mosque, Thatta

  • Description:

    Banbhore, Bambhore, Bhanbhore or Bhambhore (Sindhi: ڀنڀور; Urdu: بھنبھور) is a city dating to the 1st century BCE located in modern-day Sindh, Pakistan.[1][2] The city ruins lie on the N-5 National Highway, east of Karachi. It dates back to the Scytho-Parthian era[citation needed] and was later controlled by Muslims from the 8th to the 13th century, after which it was abandoned. Remains of one of the earliest known mosques in the region dating back to 727 AD are still preserved in the city.[3][4][5] In 2004, Department of Archaeology and Museums Pakistan submitted the site for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[1] The city of Bhanbhore dates from the 1st century BC to the 13th century AD.[1] Archaeological records reveal remnants of three distinct periods on the site: Scytho-Parthian (1st century BC to 2nd century AD)[citation needed], Buddhist (2nd century AD to 8th century AD), and early Islamic (8th century AD to 13th century AD).[2] The city was gradually deserted after the 13th century due to change in the course of the Indus.[5]

  • Type: Religious buildings
  • License# Public Domain
  • Source of Description: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cultural_heritage_sites_in_Sindh
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