Why were arches an important features of indo islamic architecture

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Arches were constructed to support the structure and it could bear the load of structure of dome. Such arches are known as Archuate and these were needed to be constructed with the Voussoirs (series of interlocking blocks) and fitted with the keystones. The arches were plain and squat and sometime high and pointed. From 16th century the arches were designed with trefoil or multiple foliations. Deep arches were constructed when the tomb structure is square with chamfers forming eight sides.


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