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The Lahore Gate, Delhi

Watercolour of the Lahore Gate to the Red Fort in
Delhi, c. 1823. This drawing shows tombs, villagers and animals in
the foreground. The Lahore Gate, the western gate to the Red Fort
or Lal Qila, was constructed by Shah Jahan (r.1627-58) for his new
city of Shahjahanabad. The Lahore gate was one of the main
entrances to the fort and is composed of a central arch with side
towers. The octogonal-sha…