Iron Pillar of Delhi

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by Dennis Jarvis
published on 27 October 2015
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The Iron Pillar in Qutub Complex, Delhi is a stellar example of advanced metallurgy technology in Gupta Period (circa 320 - 550 CE). The 7 m (23 ft) high pillar was made corrosion resistant. It bears Sanskrit - Brahmi inscriptions eulogising the achievements of King Chandra which is believed to be about King Chandragupta II (circa 380 – 414 CE).

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Jarvis, D. (2015, October 27). Iron Pillar of Delhi. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Iron Pillar of Delhi." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 27, 2015.

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Jarvis, Dennis. "Iron Pillar of Delhi." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2015. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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