# Reclaim Temples series – Qutb Minar, The Truth: Part IV

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Here, in the upper left corner where it is highlighted, You will see that this is a refined corbel arch, in that while the visible (underside) of the arch is rounded and appears to be a true arch, but if you look at the construction remnants above, however, you will see that this is not a radially-constructed arch in the true arch style. Also notice the pieces falling off the front surface and compare that with the true radial arch as shown below.  You see that the pieces are laid horizontally on top of one another along the curve of the arch such that the bottom piece is shorter than the top piece.  A radial or true arch is constructed like this (left), whereas a corbel arch is built as on the right:

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