Chaukhandi tombs

Chaukhandi tombs

The Chaukhandi (Urdu: چوکنڈی قبرستان; Sindhi: چوڪُنڊي ) tombs form an early Islamic cemetery situated 29 km (18 mi) east of Karachi, Sindh province of Pakistan. The tombs are notable for their elaborate sandstone carvings. The tombs are similar in style to the elaborate tombs at the Makli Necropolis near Thatta, and are built in the funerary architectural style typical of lower Sindh.

History

Generally, the tombs are attributed to the Jokhio (also spelt Jokhiya) and known as the family graveyard of the Jokhio tribe, although other, mainly Baloch, tribes have also been buried here. They were mainly built during Mughal rule sometime in the 15th and 18th centuries when Islam became dominant.

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Yasir Dora - CC BY-SA 4.0
Bin-te-sami - CC BY-SA 4.0
Ailya Ejaz Mirza - CC BY-SA 3.0
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