3rd DAY - INDIA (NEW DELHI) - ISA KHAN'S TOMB

by Antonio Gil August. 23, 2015 2562 views

A Persian inscription on a red sandstone slab over the mihrab inside the tomb gives the tomb its identity:
‘This tomb, which is an asylum of paradise, was built during the reign of Islam Shah, son of Sher Shah, may God perpetuate his kingdom and sovereignty, by Masnad Ali Isa Khan, son of Niyaz Aghwan, the chief chamberlain, in the Hijra year 954 (AD 1547- 48).’
Isa Khan's Tomb is built mainly of local grey quartzite with ornamental use of red sandstone. The rough masonry is covered with stucco plaster, and glazed tiles of different colors have been used in decorating the walls.

The Isa Khan tomb is the resting place of Isa Khan Niyazi, a noble of influence at the court of Sher Shan Suri

Built within an enclosed octagonal garden, it bears a striking resemblance to other tombs of Sur dynasty monuments in the Lodhi Gardens. This octagonal tomb has distinct ornamentation in the form of canopies, glazed tiles and lattice screens

It features a deep veranda, around it supported by pillars

♫♫ DELHI MONUMENTS - BEST OF ISA KHAN'S TOMB ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Zajä…C 4 years, 2 months ago

#2 - is breathtaking..

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Louise Hayes 4 years, 2 months ago

Kiss the ground carefully in India....wonderful shot that last one!

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Were you in the prone position for the last capture? Fantastic work, Antonio, as we have come to expect! Keep traveling & keep sharing....please!!! (((grin)))

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
John Parsons 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful places with us.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Glo B 4 years, 2 months ago

#3 is incredible!!! like walking into someone's dream!

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mike Meliska 4 years, 2 months ago

Nice tour....

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 4 years, 2 months ago

Again you amaze! Last my fav

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gonia 4 years, 2 months ago

very pretty - must be very rich man
1st picture is absolutely pretty!

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Kenny H 4 years, 2 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed each set so far. The architecture is amazing.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 2 months ago

Great building.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 4 years, 2 months ago

Amazing architecture! Grea angle in the last one!

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jacki 4 years, 2 months ago

What a magnificent place!

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 4 years, 2 months ago

Endless tombs! I like the way you photographed the stone lattice work, and the final shot is very thoughtful.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 4 years, 2 months ago

the last shot has a lonely feel to it... cold and alone... very nice Antonio

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 2 months ago

Running short of comments, but enjoying the learning process.
I like the first of this series best - but what are the poles ? Restoration work?

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