7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Qutub Minar

Nine centuries later, Delhi’s first skyscraper remains as popular as ever.

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The Qutub Minar is one of Delhi’s most visited monuments. Photo: Tarun Chopra/Flickr/Getty Images

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Standing tall in its red and buff sandstone glory, the Qutub Minar is symbolic of the biggest power shift in Delhi’s history. In the 12th century, Mohammad Ghori ousted the Rajputs and his successor, Qutub-ud-din Aibak laid the foundation for the Delhi Sultanate. This victory reshaped the city’s culture and architecture and this sky-scraping minaret was soon......

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