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palace and Jama Masjid at New Delhi or Shahjahanabad, Humayun's tomb on the road from Delhi to Mahrauli, the fort palace, the Badshahi and Wazir Khan's mosques, at Lahore, and Jahangir's mausoleum at Shahdara. A very late building in this style is the tomb of Nawab Safdar Jang (1753) near Delhi. A further account of some of the most famous Muhammadan buildings will be

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Fig. 81 Badshahi Mosque, Lahore.

found in the paragraphs devoted to the chief cities of the province. The architecture of the British period scarcely deserves notice.

Coins.— Among the most interesting of the archaeological remains are the coins which are found in great abundance on the frontier and all over the Panjab. These take us back through the centuries to times before