Kim'S Gun, Lahore

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Lower Mall Road, Lahore.

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    Zamzama Gun

    by illumina Written Nov 20, 2010

    This large bore cannon, currently placed outside of the Lahore Museum, was cast in 1757 in Lahore which was at that time part of the Durrani Empire centred on Afghanistan. It was one of the largest guns ever made in the sub-continent, and is 14 ft 4 3/4 inches long (4.38m).

    It has come to be known as Kim's Gun from the writings of Rudyard Kipling:

    "He sat in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammeh, on her old platform, opposite the old Ajaibgher, the Wonder House, as the natives called the Lahore Museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab, for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot." Kim (1901).

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  • Kim'S Gun(Zamzama):

    by WAHEEDASLAM Written Jan 27, 2004

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    Kim'S Gun(Zamzama):

    Immortalized by Rudyard Kipling in his accounts,is this famous gun now popularly known as the Kim'S Gun.It is placed just outside the Lahore Museum on Sharah-e-Quaid-e-Azam in front of Old Campus of the Punjab University.

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