Consider the following statements:
1. Neither the arch nor the dome was a Turkish or Muslim invention.
2. The Turkish rulers employed not only the arch & Dome method, but also slab & beam method on wide scale in India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The Turks used the arch and dome, as well as slab and beam on a wide scale. Neither the arch not the dome was a Turkish or Muslim invention. The Arabs borrowed them from Rome through the Byzantine empire. The arch and dome were known to Indians earlier but they were not used as extensively.

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