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Close view of carved brackets of the Rani Wav or Queen's Well, Patan

Photograph of the carved brackets of the Rani Wav
or Queen's Well at Patan in Gujarat, taken by Henry Cousens in the
1880s, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. The
city of Patan was formerly called Anhilvada or Anhilpur and was
established in 765 by Vanaraja, the first king of the Chavada
dynasty. The Queen's Well was built in the late 11th century to the
north-west of Patan, by U…