Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Old Delhi - Red Fort Finds

The Red Fort, Old Delhi, is a 17th Century Fort once residence of Mughal Emperors.  During it's time it has seen many rulers come and go and was lastly occupied by the British in the 19th Century.  It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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I suspect it lost its grandeur through British occupation and is a shadow of its former self.  The Archaeological Survey of India now own it who no doubt added the artefacts I found in a small museum there.  These pieces appear to relate to the time around when the Red Fort was built.

Brass astrolabe, top left hand corner.  Any idea what the other instrument is in the picture?
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A brass celestial sphere.
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And a bronze one.
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All lovely surveying history.

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