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Encyclopedia > Tomb of Humayun
The Humayun's Tomb is considered to be an important milestone in the history of Mughal architecture.
The Humayun's Tomb is considered to be an important milestone in the history of Mughal architecture.
Humayun's tomb side view
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Humayun's tomb side view

Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture located in Delhi. It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others, including the Barber's Tomb. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum was the same sort that created the Taj Mahal in Agra. Image File history File links Humanyu. ... Image File history File links Humanyu. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Download high resolution version (1280x591, 148 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1280x591, 148 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Mughal architecture is the distinctive style of Islamic architecture developed by the Mughal Empire in India in the 16th century. ... This article deals with the metropolis of Delhi. ... Nasiruddin Humayun (March 6, 1508 – February 22, 1556), second Mughal Emperor, ruled in India from 1530–1540 and 1555–1556. ... World Heritage Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... A mausoleum is a large and impressive tomb, usually constructed for a deceased leader. ... The Taj Mahal is a monument located in Agra, India, constructed between 1631 and 1653 by a workforce of more than twenty thousand. ... Taj Mahal Agra is an ancient city on the Yamuna River in India, within the state of Uttar Pradesh. ...


The tomb of Humayun was built by the orders of Haji Begum, Humayun's widow starting in 1562. The architect of the edifice was reportedly Sayyed Muhammad ibn Mirak Ghiyathuddin and his father Mirak Ghiyathuddin who were brought in from Herat. It took 8 years to build and had a Chahr Bagh Garden style in its design. Herāt (Persian هرات) is a city in western Afghanistan, in the valley of the Hari Rud river in the province also known as Herat, and was traditionally known for wine. ...

Humayun's tomb is surrounded by gardens intersected by watercourses
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Humayun's tomb is surrounded by gardens intersected by watercourses

Restoration work by the Archaeological Survey of India was completed in March 2003, enabling water to flow through the watercourses in the gardens once more. Download high resolution version (1280x960, 334 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 334 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Archaeological Survey of India is an Indian government agency under the Department of Culture that is responsible about archaeological studies and preservation of cultural monuments. ... 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for March, 2003. ...


References

  • Zohreh Bozorg-nia, Mimaran-i Iran. ISBN 964-7483-39-2, 2004, p.184.

See also

The Taj Mahal is a monument located in Agra, India, constructed between 1631 and 1653 by a workforce of more than twenty thousand. ... Virupaksha Temple, Hampi Indian architecture is that vast tapestry of production of the Indian Subcontinent that encompasses a multitude of expressions over space and time, transformed by the forces of history considered unique to the sub-continent, sometimes destroying, but most of the time absorbing. ...

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Humayun’s tomb is not only an excellent example of early Mughal architecture, but in many ways, it is the predecessor of the magnificent Taj Mahal.
The tomb of Humayun with its four-quartered (charbagh) garden divided by water channels with each section further subdivided into four squares by pathways is enclosed within a rubble-built wall.
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