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Rohtas Fort (Urdu: قلعہ روہتاس‎,Qila Rohtas) is a garrison fort built by the great Afghan king Sher Shah Suri. This fort is about 4 km in circumference and the first example of the successful combination of Pashtun and Hindu architecture in the Indian Subcontinent.

Rohtas Fort
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Rohtas Fort Gate.jpg
Kabuli Gate, Rohtas Fort
LocationJhelum District, Punjab, Pakistan
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference586
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Coordinates32°58′7″N 73°34′31″E / 32.96861°N 73.57528°E / 32.96861; 73.57528Coordinates: 32°58′7″N 73°34′31″E / 32.96861°N 73.57528°E / 32.96861; 73.57528
Rohtas Fort is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Rohtas Fort
Location of Rohtas Fort in Punjab, Pakistan
Rohtas Fort is located in Pakistan
Rohtas Fort
Rohtas Fort (Pakistan)

ReferencesEdit

  • Ihsan H Nadiem, Rohtas: Formidable Fort of Sher Shah. Lahore: Sang-e-Meel Publications, ISBN 969-35-0603-0.
  • Basheer Ahmad Khan Matta, Sher Shah Suri: A Fresh Perspective. Karachi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-597882-X.
  • Institute of Architects, Pakistan Rawalpindi-Islamabad Chapter Arch Vision 2002”.
  • ”Rohtas Fort” article by Major General Mian Hayauddin

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