Humayun´s Tomb, Delhi

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  • The tomb
    The tomb
    by alycat
  • Humayun's tomb- a red Taj Mahal
    Humayun's tomb- a red Taj Mahal
    by alycat
  • The
    The "other" Taj Mahal
    by SirRichard

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    Tomb and mosque of Isa Khan

    by alycat Written Jan 16, 2008

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    Favorite thing: The tomb and mosque of Isa Khan is located to the south of the Bu Halima garden. An inscription on a red sandstone slab indicated that the tomb was built during the reign of Islam Shah, son of Sher Shah, in 1547-48 A.D.

    This complex of Ali Isa Khan Niazi, the noble in the court of Sher Shah (the man who overthrew Humayun). His tomb enclosure contains not only his tomb, but a three bay wide red sandstone mosque.

    Isa Khan Niazi The tomb
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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    Humayun's Tomb

    by SirRichard Updated Oct 27, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The first impression you get here is seeing a little Taj Mahal in red, surrounded by nice gardens.

    This magnificient building was the last resting place of the second Mughal emperor, who strived all his life to be in Delhi, the city he loved. It was built in 1565 by Humayun's widow Beca began, popularly known as Haji Begam, 9 years after her husband's death. It has octagonal plan, lofty arches, pillared kiosks and couble dome. It is also the first example in India of the garden-tomb concept which culminated in the Taj Mahal at Agra.

    Fondest memory: Mathura Rd. Take the train to Nizamuddin Station, then walk some 500 m.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Archeology

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    Humayun´s Tomb

    by Bjorgvin Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a look at Humayun´s Tomb. Humayun was the second Mughal ruler of India (r. 1530-1540 and 1555-1556). This tomb, which was completed in 1570 by his wife who is buried there, took eight years to complete. It is the first garden-tomb on the Indian sub-continent and generally regarded as a prototype of Taj Mahal. On the World Heritage List since 1993.

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