Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

Humayun's tomb was one of the buildings that served as inspiration for the Taj Mahal

Humayun's Tomb
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Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal EmperorHumayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin EastDelhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. 
The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of Bega Begum herself, Hamida Begum, and also Dara Shikoh, great-great-grandson of Humayun and son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other subsequent Mughals, including Emperor Jahandar ShahFarrukhsiyarRafi Ul-DarjatRafi Ud-DaulatMuhammad Kam Bakhsh and Alamgir II. - in: wikipedia

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