Monday, November 24, 2008
Qutb Minar (Delhi). This minaret made of red sandstone was built ca. 1193-1230 CE. It was designed on the pattern of Iranian minarets. The bottom storey was built by Aybak, the second, third and fourth were built by Iltutmish. After a lightning strike in 1370 Sultan Fīrūz Tughluq replaced the distroyed forth storey with two more. The height of the minaret is 72.59 metres.