Sultan Quli’s Garden-Tomb: Discovery of the Enclosure Wall
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
In the Gulzar-I-Asafi text there is a mention of a garden,
Bagh-I-Faiz Asar, within which stood the tomb of Sultan Quli
– the founder of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. However, the general
belief thus far has been that unlike the garden-tombs of the
Mughal dynasty, the Qutb Shahi tombs were not set within
gardens. To the south-east corner of Sultan Quli’s Tomb
stands a stretch of an arcaded wall. Excavations in continuity
of this stretch revealed the southern stretch of the enclosure
wall, built in fine ashlar masonry and nine feet of which was
below ground. On continuing excavations on the northern
and western sides the wall was similarly discovered though
in large sections the ashlar masonry had been stripped.
05-14. Conservation In Qutb Shahi Heritage Park: Conservation and Landscape Restoration, annual report 2015. Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2015.