It was under the reign of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which lasted from 1518 AD to 1687 AD, that the city of Hyderabad was founded by the fourth king of the dynasty, King Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah.
Their adherence to a syncretic tradition of supporting both Persian culture and the culture of the Deccan region is visible in the Indo-Islamic style of their architecture. The Qutb Shahi Tombs, a necropolis where the tombs of the seven Qutb Shahi rulers lie, is a part of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park.
Art that adorns the sarcophagi, plaster designs, the floral motifs, stucco work etc. can be viewed in the twenty-three mosques, forty mausoleums and the various baolis (step-wells) and hammams in the park. It is in this park that the Qutb Shahi Tombs Museum is located. The exhibits include arms and weaponry, utensils and other material objects from the Qutb Shahi period.