Architecture of Ancient India

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Glazed tiles

The technique of glazing blue-green tiles using recipes that are very similar to those used by the Indus craftsmen is still practiced in many centers throughout the Indus valley. In Multan, the tomb of the Muslim saint Shah Rukn-e-Alam is covered with glazed tiles.

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badami chalukya fort, with corbel arch gate but in similar style to the above one, dated to 6th century AD

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another gate
 
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The 11th century Navghan Kuva has a circular stairway that descends over 50 m down into the well.

notice the arch, pre islamic

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Navghan Kuvo is named after the Chudasama king Ra Navaghana. The forecourt to reach the well was probably built during his reign in 11th century. It is believed to have been completed by his son Khengara.

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somnath temple interior

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check out the pillar hall with arches

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check out the dome

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the dome and the minaret have been declared muslim additions, but the interior of the dome is a corbel dome, which means that it was most probably a hindu construction
 
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Daitya Sudan temple, dated chalukya period 6th and 12th centuries, contains arches which is declared later ''Mughal period'' construction but interior of the temple also contains arch vaults made of brick and mughal type pillars niches for idols

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