P1120163 West gate to Humayun's tomb. Humayun was a 16th century mughal emperor. The mausoleum was built in 1565.
West gate to Humayun's tomb. Humayun was a 16th century mughal emperor. The mausoleum was built in 1565.
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P1120168 Arab serai gate: 14m high gateway leading to the walled enclosure where the Persian artists working on Humayun's tomb. Made in Delhi quartzite, red sandstone...
Arab serai gate: 14m high gateway leading to the walled enclosure where the Persian artists working on Humayun's tomb. Made in Delhi quartzite, red sandstone…
P1120182 A small tomb in the complex.
A small tomb in the complex.
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P1120216 Afsarwala tomb and mosque, 1566. Folkore attributes this tomb and mosque, both dating from the mughal period, to Afsarwala, meaning officer. The octogonal tomb...
Afsarwala tomb and mosque, 1566. Folkore attributes this tomb and mosque, both dating from the mughal period, to Afsarwala, meaning officer. The octogonal tomb…
P1120224 The 16m high West gate is adorned with 6-sided stars, used by the mughals as an ornamental cosmic symbol.
The 16m high West gate is adorned with 6-sided stars, used by the mughals as an ornamental cosmic symbol.
P1120340 West gate.
West gate.
P1120239 Wall surrounding the tomb and the garden.
Wall surrounding the tomb and the garden.
P1120236 Humayun's tomb, built in 1565-1572. Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun's widow, built the mausoleum. Precursor to the Taj Mahal , it stands on a platform of 12000 sqm...
Humayun's tomb, built in 1565-1572. Hamida Banu Begum, Humayun's widow, built the mausoleum. Precursor to the Taj Mahal , it stands on a platform of 12000 sqm…
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P1120245 Humayun's tomb is the first example of a mughal tomb-garden: the tomb stands within a 30 acre enclosure inspired by the idea of the Coranic paradise. A Char...
Humayun's tomb is the first example of a mughal tomb-garden: the tomb stands within a 30 acre enclosure inspired by the idea of the Coranic paradise. A Char…

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