Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) in partnership with Aga Khan Trust for Culture has started conservation of some parts of the Picture Wall inside Lahore Fort to revive lost beauty of the historical monument.
Established as the world’s largest mural, the 1450’x50’ Picture Wall was exquisitely decorated with glazed tile and faience mosaics, embellished brickwork, filigree work and frescos during the Mughal Period in the reign of Jahangir in 1624 AD and completed under Shah Jahan’s reign in 1632 AD.
The WCLA officials said each individual mosaic gives an insight into the life and entertainment in the royal courts, such as battles scenes, royal portraits, mythical creatures, dance and music and geometric patterns; these unique elements became the principal reason for the Lahore Fort being declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1981.
Read more – Dated: June 7, 2017
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