Guards House / Treasury Building In Zanana Enclosure

Guards House / Treasury Building In Zanana Enclosure

BRIEF HISTORY:It is a rectangular structure, facing east, and is located at the north-west corner of the Zanana enclosure, probably it was a storehouse or a magazine or a gymnasium. This rectangular building has a plain exterior with a doorway in the middle of the eastern side. Small ventilation holes are placed high up in the walls which are overhung by a deep, double curved eave.

The stone rafters supporting the eave are decorated with cobra hoods. The best preserved portions of parapet consist of interlaced pointed arches on diagonal squares. The vaulted roof is hipped, with angled faces on four sides and has on its upper part a long north-south ridge which is raised up and decorated with petal motifs. The interior of the hall consists of large central rectangular space with a pillared corridor on all four sides.