Burial towers of Sillustani, Peru

These strange structures found in southern Peru are called chullpas and belong to the nobility of a pre-Incan people.

Sillustani-1

Sillustani-2

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Qutb Minar, Delhi

Qutb Minar

Detail of the Qutb Minar, a victory tower in south Delhi, India, inspired by similar structures in central Asia and commissioned by the Delhi sultans to commemorate the military victories and rule in India.  It is reputedly the tallest brick minaret in the world.