GENRAL BRIEF OF KALAN KOT FORT
Kalan kot fort is located on Makli hill on the west South of the archeological campus at distance about 5 miles around the Gulamullah road. This fort according to Tarikihi Madumi in Sindh to have been constructed by Mirza Jani Beg somewhere in the last quarter of 16th century A.D. The fort is extensive and appear to be an irregular oblong and available on the site. It is quite evident that the entire area of the fort was divided in to different sectors. Nothing is left of such a big fort except some depilated portion of the fortification wall are ruined bastion. The only conspicuous features among the remains is the ruined mosque with a big tank in front of it. The mosque measure about 250` x 165` and the tank 96` x 67` x 14` what remains new of the mosque is the main roof less prayer chamber 33` -9” x 34` -4”. The monument was attended for it’s under pinning in the year which still needed to attend for its under pinning every year till its completion. What remains now of the mosque is the main roofless prayer chamber with its main entrance arch on the east the thickness of which is 12 feet. The existing height of the walls is about 25 feet.