Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Islamic Stepwells in Gujarat

Here's a bit of archaeological eye candy for you today- Archaeology magazine did a recent feature on the visually stunning- and often still used today!- stepwells of Gujarat. I absolutely loved these beautiful, lavishly carved medieval wells on childhood visits to Gujarat, and the article describes how the tradition is about a millennium old and was practiced by Hindu and Islamic dynasties alike.

I didn't want to nick the photos, but if you click on the link you won't be disappointed.

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