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ASI stumbles upon 13th Century tomb-like structure in Siri Fort


Source: IE 

Context: A tomb-like structure was accidentally discovered in the Siri Fort area while the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was carrying out renovation work.

 About Siri Fort:

  • Siri Fort was built in the 13th Century by Alauddin Khilji, considered to be the most powerful ruler of the Khilji dynasty.
  • It was used as a garrison town where his army used to reside. Hauz Khas village was an extension of the fort, which was designed to meet the water needs of the army. The fort is currently in ruins and the only structure that remains is its boundary walls.