|Derawer Fort at Cholistan Desert, Pakistan |Derawar Fort
is a large square fortress
. The forty bastions of Derawar are visible for many miles in Cholistan Desert
. The walls have a circumference of 1500 metres and stand up to thirty metres high.
The nearby mosque was modelled after that in the Red Fort
. There is also a royal necropolis
of the Abbasi family, which still owns the stronghold. The area is rich in archaeological artifacts associated with Ganweriwala
, a vast but as-yet-unexcavated city of the Indus Valley Civilization