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Pakistan aims to revive the glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore

Mar 08, 2018 13:40 IST
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Perched on scaffolding, restoration experts chip away at decades of grime and repair broken mosaic tiles in a bid to save the colossal murals depicting historic battles and regal ceremonies on the walls of Lahore Fort. The painstaking work is part of efforts to preserve Lahore’s crumbling architectural history as officials juggle conserving its diverse heritage with building modern infrastructure in Pakistan’s chaotic second city. The metropolis, which once served as the capital of the Mughal empire that stretched across much of the subcontinent, has been subsumed into a myriad of civilizations across the centuries. This rich past is most visible in the milieu of architecture salted across the Walled City of Lahore -- from Hindu temples and Mughal forts to Sikh gurdwaras and administrative office built during the Raj. (Muhammed Asad)