Students Visit 2,000 Year Old Fort

Middle School students of the American International School System traveled to Lahore Fort and the National Tower today to learn about Pakistani history and architecture.

No one knows exactly when Lahore Fort was built but it was first mentioned around 1021 AD when Mahmud of Ghazna conquered it. The Royal Fort was constructed around 1566 A.D. by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great. Akbar demolished the old mud fort and constructed most of the modern Fort, as we see it today, on the old foundations.

The Minar-e-Pakistan is a marble tower built in commemoration of the Pakistan Resolution and reaches 72 meters above the ground.

Learn more about Fort Lahore.

Learn more about Minar-e-Pakistan.

See photographs of the trip on Facebook.