The Historical Monuments of Makli, Thatta reflect the city's importance as Sind's capital and as a centre for Islamic arts.
From the 14th century four Muslim dynasties ruled Sind from Thatta, but in 1739 the capital was moved elsewhere and Thatta declined.
The site covers Makli Hill, one of the largest necropolises in the world. Among the notable monuments are:
- tomb of Jam Nizamuddin
- tomb of Isa Khan Tarkhan the Younger
- tomb of Jan Baba
- tomb of Diwan Shurfa Khan
Saif Hassan Siddiqui - June 2006
Grand in the truest sense of the word. Thatta is an awe inspiring place, magical and yet sad. All efforts should be made to preserve this area as it not only belongs to the whole of humanity to cherish and be called its own, but it also instills in man the sure knowledge that in the overall scheme of things, man's place is inconsquential, and yet at the same time he really is the centre of all creation.
Iftikhar Ahmad - Lahore - April 2006
Fantastic place, rich with historical items, mild weather and friendly noble people of town thatha, mosque is shows the technical power that mughals possessed, centries ago.
sayyad jallal 0049-177-4648438 - April 2006
Thatta a marvellious city, an ancient symbol of architect, all the monuments, shrines and mosques needs immediate rennovation...!!! all the money which the authorities r getting is landing in their pockets.... how sad !!!
Mumtaz Ali Bhounr - January 2006
Thatta, or Tatta, is a historic town of 22,000 inhabitants in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Its major monuments are listed among the World Heritage Sites.
The city, formerly commanding the delta of the Indus, was the capital of Lower Sindh from the 14th century. Since 1592, it was governed in the name of the Mughal emperors of Delhi. After the province was ceded to Nadir Shah of Persia in 1739, Thatta has fallen into neglect.
Thatta's monuments include the Jama Mosque, built by Shah Jahan in 1647-49 and lined with glazed tiles. There are also the tombs of Jam Nizamuddin (reigned in 1461-1509), several Tarkhan rulers and Mughal officials. A vast old necropolis with thousands of graves may be found at the nearby Makli Hills.
Dr. Bilal Fazal
really an amazing place to see, Asia larget graveyard and kenjhar lake, u will be surprised to see the ancient historical graves at Makli graveyard.
Syed Asad - uz _ Zaman
Yes thatta is a very historical place in sind, they famous
about so many things but i really like the great Mughal
mosque yes it is great and then kenjher lake.
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Full name: Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
2009 - Name changeFrom "Historical Monuments of Thatta" to "Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta"
1981 - InscribedReasons for inscription
1980 - Deferred
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- Sir Richard Francis Burton He was appointed to the Sindh Survey during 1843-6. His visit is described in ""Unhappy Valley" and "Sind and the races which inhabit the valley of the Indus"
Religion and Belief
- Sufism "Makli Hill. One of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 kilometers, Makli Hill is supposed to be the burial place of some 125,000 Sufi saints"
- Built in the 14th century Start of Golden Age
- Located in a Former Capital Capital of Sindh 1592-1739