Reclaim Temples series – Qutb Minar, The Truth: Part V

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The first thing to note is that the east-facing entryway’s appearance is not original to this building. This is a repeat of the altered walls elsewhere on the site, but it goes further than this.  Notice how the entryway seems to not match the rest of the building and how it is “spliced” into the structure instead.  Another thing to notice is that both of the arches of this entryway are built using the corbelled arch method and not the Muslim’s true arch design (learned from the Greeks or Romans).  One other thing to notice is the “rubble rock” used to repair the top of the wall of this older structure on the site, and how the “spliced-in” entryway fits in with the wall repair.

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