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Lalbagh Fort

Date of Submission: 17/02/1999
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Department of Archeology
State, Province or Region:
In the oldcity of Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on the former bank of the River Ganges
Ref.: 1210
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Description

A palace fortress constructed by Prince Muhammed Azam, third son of Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb, 1678-9. Continued by the next viceroy, Shaista Khan, its building stopped after the death of his daughter, Iran Dukht, whose tomb is one of the monuments on the site, which also includes an audience hall with attached hammam, a mosque, etc.