Conservation of picture wall to be over soon

World’s largest wall built by Mughal is located inside Lahore Fort


Our Correspondent March 08, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The conservation of the world's largest picture wall built by the Mughals 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.

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.

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

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 brickwork.

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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