by Antonio Gil August. 19, 2015 3262 views

Humayun’s tomb was built thanks to the initiative of his widow Hamida Banu Begum, who commenced the construction of a mausoleum for her deceased husband in 1565, nine years after his death. The construction was finished in 1572.
The architecture of the tomb is strongly influenced by Persian architecture. The architect of the building Mirak Mirza Ghiyas himself was of Persian origin. Ghiyas constructed the tomb in the center of a Persian-style chaharbagh garden (translated from Farsi - four gardens) with quadrilateral form. The garden, divided in four main parts by walkways or flowing water is created to resemble the paradise garden described in the Quran.



The last refuge of Mughal Emperor Humayun reminds rather of a luxurious palace, than a tomb,

Humayun’s tomb is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments. This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India,

After a century from its construction Humayun’s tomb inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal

From the point of view of the history of architecture this building is the unique connecting link between the Gur Emir, where Humayun’s ancestor Tamerlane is buried, and the mausoleum of his grandson Shah Jahan, i.e. Taj Mahal..

♫♫ HUMAYUN'S TOMB IN DELHI! ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Tomie Poodle 4 years, 2 months ago

Excellent !

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Magical place, documented masterfully!

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Francesc 4 years, 3 months ago


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Brenda Nelson 4 years, 3 months ago

#2 is a postcard - and the edit on #3 gives it a life-and-death aura, perfect for the subject!

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Mike Meliska 4 years, 3 months ago

Great Detail....

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Dan Ravasio 4 years, 3 months ago

I love #3!!!!

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Gonia 4 years, 3 months ago

This is very pretty indeed. I'd like to have his money and spend them in another way....

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Sara G 4 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful shots of this magnificent structure.

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Chossid 4 years, 3 months ago

What on earth did people do in so many rooms in a mausoleum? Amazing architecture.

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Sadhya Rippon 4 years, 3 months ago

Clever edit in #3. I love the clouds in the final one.
What great architecture you saw.

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Armando 4 years, 3 months ago

Muito bom!

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Kenny H 4 years, 3 months ago

Great edits! Outstanding shots of great architecture.

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 3 months ago

# 3 to my favs.
The perfect edit ...

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