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, the elongated, flat hilltop, running north and south some 2 miles/3 km. to the northwest of the city of T́hat́t́hā (Tatta or Thatta) [q.v.] in lower Sind [q.v.] on the road to Karāčī and now in Pakistan, which served as a necropolis for the local Sammā, Arg̲h̲ūn, and Tark̲h̲ān dynasties, besides being the burial ground for countless thousands of ordinary Muslims. The etymology is obscure, though possibly derived from mukallaʾ “a river bank”, as it lies along the old bed of the Indus. Within its irregularly curving width, the mausolea are arranged in roughly chro…

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Andrews, P.A., “Maklī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4834>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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