Oriental Scenery/Part 3/Plate 9

No. IX.

A MOSQUE, AT JUANPORE.

This Mosque is in a very singular, as well as ancient, style of building. The Minars are united by the lofty pointed arch, over which on the inside there is a terraced platform for the convenience of the crier to walk when engaged in calling the Mussulmen to prayers.

Juanpore is forty-two miles N. W. of Benares. It abounds in examples of the best style of Mahomedan architecture; has a fort of strong masonry, and a very good bridge over the river Goomty, which unites with the Ganges at Siedabad as before mentioned.

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A Mosque, at Juanpore.