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Humayuns' TombThe mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The first mature example of Mughal architecture in India, Humayun's Tomb was built by the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD.
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Constructed with red sandstone and ornamented marks the beginning of a new tradition of ornate style which culminated in the Taj Mahal of Agra. 
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Designed by the Persian architect, Mirza Ghyas, Humayun's Tomb shows a marked shift from the Persian tradition of using coloured tiles for ornamentation.
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Located in the midst of a large square garden, screened by high walls, with gateways to the south and west, the tomb is a square tower surmounted by a magnificent marble dome. The dome stands 140 feet from the base of the terrace and is topped with a copper pinnacle.The mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The first mature example of Mughal architecture in India, Humayun's Tomb was built by the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD.a23/01/2005 10:36:03/cms/cms.asp?page=/OffshoreInIndia/Trips Away/Trip to Delhi/Humayuns Tombsupporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna1.jpgHumayuns Tomb is registered as a World Heritage Monument.Humayuns Tomb is registered as a World Heritage Monument.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna2.jpg A great view of Humayuns Tomb given some indication of the size of the building. A great view of Humayuns Tomb given some indication of the size of the building.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna3.jpg Humayun's Cenotaph Humayun's Cenotaphsupporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna4.jpg 
An unspoiled view of the Tomb. The water works around the grounds were lovely with the sound of the running water breaking up the quiteness that surounded the building. 
An unspoiled view of the Tomb. The water works around the grounds were lovely with the sound of the running water breaking up the quiteness that surounded the building.supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna5.jpg Group photo time :) Group photo time :)supporting/offshoreinindia/photos/delhi\humayan\humayna6.jpg Another view of the intracate water works around the grounds.  Another view of the intracate water works around the grounds. 

Humayuns' Tomb
23/01/2005 10:36:03

The mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. The first mature example of Mughal architecture in India, Humayun's Tomb was built by the emperor's grieving widow, Haji Begum, in 1565 AD.

Constructed with red sandstone and ornamented marks the beginning of a new tradition of ornate style which culminated in the Taj Mahal of Agra.

Designed by the Persian architect, Mirza Ghyas, Humayun's Tomb shows a marked shift from the Persian tradition of using coloured tiles for ornamentation.

Located in the midst of a large square garden, screened by high walls, with gateways to the south and west, the tomb is a square tower surmounted by a magnificent marble dome. The dome stands 140 feet from the base of the terrace and is topped with a copper pinnacle.

Humayuns Tomb is registered as a World Heritage Monument.

Humayuns Tomb is registered as a World Heritage Monument.

 A great view of Humayuns Tomb given some indication of the size of the building.

A great view of Humayuns Tomb given some indication of the size of the building.

 Humayun's Cenotaph

Humayun's Cenotaph

 
An unspoiled view of the Tomb. The water works around the grounds were lovely with the sound of the running water breaking up the quiteness that surounded the building.

An unspoiled view of the Tomb. The water works around the grounds were lovely with the sound of the running water breaking up the quiteness that surounded the building.

 Group photo time :)

Group photo time :)

 Another view of the intracate water works around the grounds.

Another view of the intracate water works around the grounds.


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