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Hunayuns Thomb, New Delhi a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb,

commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE,

and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect.

It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila, that Humayun founded in 1533.

It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.

The complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is still undergoing.


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Taken on March 7, 2010