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Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Main building

Hamida Begum, Humayun's Persian wife, supervised the construction from 1562-1572.

Evening glow (more)

Humayun's tomb is the first Indian building to use the Persian double dome.

Second portal

Second portal

Main building

The Persian architect, Mirak Mirza Ghiyuath, had previously designed buildings in Herat (now northwest Afghanistan), Bukhara (now Uzbekistan), and elsewhere in India.

Barber's tomb

Did he do more than just cut Humayun's hair? :-)

View from the garden (more)

First building of the monumental scale that would characterize later Mughal imperial architecture.

Main building

A UNESCO World Heritage Centre


Main building

the Hindu chattris (domed pavilions) around the central dome place Humayun's tomb in the Indo-Islamic tradition that was already emerging at the time.

Main building

Humayun's tomb

Humayun (1508-56), "The Fortunate", was the eldest son of Babur.

Quiet evening

Humayun was the second Mughal emperor after Babur.

Tomb of Isa Khan

A nobleman who served Sher Shah, the Afghan ruler of Delhi who had ousted Humayun

Dilapidated gate






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