Conservation of World's largest picture wall to be completed soon

Mughal-era wall located in Lahore Fort was perfected by three emperors


Asif Mehmood March 07, 2019
Mughal-era wall located in Lahore Fort was perfected by three different emperors.PHOTO:EXPRESS

LAHORE: The world's largest picture wall built by the Mughals conservation process is set to be completed by the end of this month.

The picture wall located inside the Lahore Fort was made by Mughal emperor Akbar 400 years ago.

Later on it was enlarged by emperors Jahangir and then Shah Jahan.

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The conservation project began in 2015 after the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) joined hands with the Aga Khan Trust Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP).

The project is funded by the Norwegian and German embassies, with support from the Punjab government.

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The picture wall is a visual representation of the artistic impressions and characteristics of three Mughal emperors.

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The western side of the wall, which is 350 feet long and 50 feet high, consists of 635 decorated recessed panels composed on three levels.

The majestic wall is festooned with tile mosaics, brick imitation work, frescos, cut and dressed brick work.

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WCLA Director General Kamran Lashari said that it would start special guided tours. "The WCLA aims to preserve our history, rich heritage and culture for the upcoming generation," he added.

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