Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Uch Sharif
State Party = PAK
Type = Cultural
Criteria = (ii)(iv)(vi)
ID = 1883
Asia and the Pacific
Year = 2004
Session = ?
Link = [ [http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1883/ Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim and Ustead and the Tomb and Mosque of Jalaluddin Bukhari] ]
Uch or Uch Sharif is located in 75 km from
Bahawalpurin Punjab province, Pakistan. Uch is also known as "Alexandria at the Head of the Punjab", is an historical city in Pakistan. Formerly located at the confluence of the Indusand Chenabrivers, it is now removed some 13 km from that confluence. It was an important center in medieval India, as an early stronghold of the Delhi Sultanatein the 13th century during the Muslim conquest.
It is believed that in
325 BCE Alexander the Greatfounded a city called Alexandria at the site of the last confluence of Punjab rivers with the Indus river [ [http://www.livius.org/a/pakistan/uch/alexandria.html Alexandria (Uch) - Livius.org] ]
However according to the website of the Embassy of Pakistan
710, Muhammad bin Qasimconquered the city and during the Muslimperiod Uch was one of the centres of Islamic studies of South Asia. There are several tombs of famous mystics ( Sufis) in Uch, notably the tombs of Syed Jalaluddin Bukhariand his family. These structures were joined by a series of domed tombs; the first is said to have been built for Baha’ al-Halimby his pupil, the SuharwardiyaSufi saint Jahaniyan Jahangasht( 1307- 1383) the second for the latter’s great grant daughter, Bibi Jawindi, in 1494and the third for the latter’s architect.
IMAGES AND MANY MORE THINGS.
Henry George Raverty, "Notes on Afghanistan and Baluchistan"; (1878) [http://www.wasaib.com/uchch-in-1878-a.d.html]
* [http://www.uchsharif.com : the complete website on uchsharif]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/uchsharif/ Uch Sharif : New Photographs on Uch Sharif]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/junaidrashid/sets/72157600334357632/ Uch : A detailed photographic description of all famous places of Uch Sharif]
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/rowan-castle/437840128/in/pool-pakistan/ Shrine of Bibi Jawindi, Uch Sharif]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/1883/ UNESCO World Heritage Foundation - Tomb of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim and Ustead and the Tomb and Mosque of Jalaluddin Bukhari]
* [http://www.pbase.com/sethlazar/image/69594965 Photographs]
* [http://archnet.org/library/sites/one-site.tcl?site_id=56 Bibi Jawindi Tomb-ArchNet]
* [http://www.livius.org/a/pakistan/uch/alexandria.html Livius Uch Picture Archive]
* [http://www.embassyofpakistan.org/tour1.php Tourism]
* [http://www.pakwheels.com/forumreply_az_TopicID!54405~ForumID!29~pw.html Pictures - Tomb of Bibi Jawindi]
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