The Badshahi Mosque was built by the Mughals in Lahore, Pakistan in 1673

The Badshahi Mosque was built by the Mughals in Lahore, Pakistan in 1673

The Wazir Khan Mosque  in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–1635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, by Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and the governor of Lahore. The mosque is named after him as he was commonly known as Wazir Khan (the word wazir means ‘minister’ in Urdu.) The mosque is inside the old walled city and is…

The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive tile work and frescos. It was built in seven years, starting around AD.

Muqarnas - Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore. View more photographs: http://islamic-arts.org/2014/masjid-wazir-khan-revisited/  Photo credits: http://islamic-arts.org/2014/masjid-wazir-khan-revisited/

Masjid Wazir Khan - Revisited « Islamic Arts and Architecture

Chiniot street | A man passing an arch in astreet of Chiniot, Pakistan

Passing under an arch in a street in Chiniot, Pakistan. Chiniot is located on the banks of the river Chenab. It is known throughout Pakistan for its intricate wooden furniture and architecture.

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