by Antonio Gil August. 20, 2015 2971 views

The importance of Humayun's Tomb in the evolution of Mughal architecture is great. It is the first of a long series of dynastic tombs and innovative in a number of ways, notably by virtue of the fact that it introduced the garden tomb to the subcontinent. Humayun had travelled widely in the Islamic world, notably in Persia and central Asia, and brought back with him ideas that were applied by the architect of his tomb, under the direction of his widow, in this tomb.

Several Mughal emperors are even buried inside Humayun’s mausoleum. Humayun’s mausoleum has earned the title of necropolis of the Mughal dynasty. No sepulcher in India or elsewhere contains such a high number of tombs of the Mughal emperors and their relatives. Moreover, Humayun’s tomb is the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent

The mausoleum stands on a massive platform which has a height of up to 7 meters. The building is constructed from red sandstone, while the tomb itself is made of yellow and black marble. The two-storied mausoleum is crowned with white Persian style marble dome that seems weightless and imponderable. The height of Humayun's Tomb is 47 meters, and its breadth is 91 meters

Not even the dogs can withstand such heat

The cenotaph of the ruler is located in the center of the upper tier in a large room decorated with several rows of arched windows

The central chamber is octagonal with corner-chambers which house the graves of other members of the royal family. The real grave of the emperor is on the basement floor.

♫♫ DELHI, INDIA - HUMAYUN'S TOMB ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Tomie Poodle 5 years, 6 months ago

Merveilleux palais! La 1 rends bien en HDR!
J'ai vu les chiens se rafraîchir aussi dans le ruisseau...Ils savent ce qui est bon !

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 6 months ago

Does the dog live there? Fantastic series and info, Antonio! Bravo!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 6 months ago

amid all this beauty... that dog just melts my heart.....

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 6 months ago

I feel lots of different emotions looking at these......

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 6 months ago

Thank goodness for the colourful, playful people, and the gentle faced dog, to bring some life to this place. (That is in no way a criticism of your photographs!)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
G B 5 years, 6 months ago

Love the joy that seeps through the moment you've captured in the first shot...and the mystery that encompasses the 4th shot. And sitting in the water looks rather luxurious too! ;)

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Francesc 5 years, 6 months ago

Wpw I love all of them

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 5 years, 6 months ago

Love the dog cooling off.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 5 years, 6 months ago

The first one looks like a painting - and the second is full of rich details which you captured perfectly.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful set! Obviously the dog gets my vote!

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 6 months ago

Love the doggy photo.
The others I appreciate, but I think of the cost in human lives to construct such places of refuge for the dead when there are so many in such need alive.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
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