Did you know the largest picture wall of the world is situated in Shahi Qila, the Lahore Fort?
Tania Qureshi, a media professional is showcasing the heritage of Pakistan. She brought forward this revelation which a lot of Pakistani’s are unaware of.
Over a long period of time, the Lahore Fort has been occupied by different civilizations until it landed in the hands of the British Empire. Throughout the ages, every civilization brought in changes to the fort.
As you enter the Lahore fort, you come across a wall that has pictures painted all over it. This is the largest picture wall in the world.
The wall has pictures with vivid mosaic decorations in different colors and plaster base. The wall was commenced by Emperor Jahangir in 1624 AD but was completed by Shah Jahan in 1631 AD.
The wall measures nearly 450 meters in length and stands tall at 17 meters high. The wall itself tells the many different tales of that era depicted through people, buildings, and other cultural references.
Even though the wall is one of the most important features of the Lahore Fort, it is still unknown by many. The authorities can also be blamed for this because they have not been able to keep the wall in shape. Over the time, the wall has deteriorated and the murals on the wall have become dull which makes them easy to ignore.
Now the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Lahore Authority are trying to preserve the wall and bring it to its original shape.
If preserved and properly conserved, the great picture wall could become one of the gorgeous places of the world.