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Humayun's Tomb | Delhi | India | by Hadi Zaher
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Humayun's Tomb | Delhi | India

Humayun's Tomb lacks the fame of the Taj Mahal but matches its grandeur.

 

Built in 1570, it was the first garden-tomb in the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.

 

Humayun’s Tomb was built with the patronage of Humayun’s son, Emperor Akbar. Persian and Indian craftsmen worked together to build the garden-tomb, far grander than any tomb they had built before.

 

Humayun’s garden-tomb is also called the ‘dormitory of the Mughals’ as in the cells are buried over 150 Mughal family members.

 

The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work.

  

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Taken on January 23, 2016