Stonework of the Mughals - Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's Tomb which was built in 1570. Humayun kept busy conquering Kabul and Delhi for the Mughals.


This tomb, built by his wife after he died, served as an early architectural influence of the Taj Mahal. He probably left her some cash and paid off her Nordstrom's account, so the least she could do was build him a nice tomb.

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    Awesome, great perspective anc textures.


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  • Teo G. 8y

    seems faked!
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    What a shot..
    Congrats my dear friend..
  • sandmania 8y

    An excellent shot and thats some architecture.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • allr1 8y

    Pretty elaborate and marvelously
  • C. J.™ PRO 8y

    found this

    Humayun's Tomb Gateway 2, originally uploaded by andy_mason.

    Humayun's tomb [(1605-1613] is known to have inspired the Taj Mahal and many later Mughal tombs.

    “Trips” gives a few
    explanations for the Star of David symbols in the archway "1. It is actually a Hindu symbol that consecrates the union between the Shiva (male) aspect with the Shakti (female) aspect that makes up a whole. The star is made of two triangles that intersect, one triangle denoting the Shiva part and the other, the Shakti part. And that Indo-Saracenic buildings drew elements from Hindu and Islamic architecture with minarets, Gothic arches and domes
    (2.) it is a Mandala symbol found on ancient Indian temples built thousands of years ago, and symbolizes the Nara-Narayana, or perfect meditative state of balance achieved between Man and God
    (3.) this particular representation is purely a Persian import (Babar claimed to be a descendant of Timurlane), both David and Solomon are mentioned in the Qu'ran, and the symbol originated well before Judaism”.
  • kaushalmodi 8y

    Interesting angle! By the way, how early did you get there to avoid other tourists?
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  • Manas Dichow 8y

    The Star of David is a common art symbol in the middle east. Going back far enough the blend of Islamic art and the Hebrew symbol have the same cultural roots.

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    wow! faved it!
  • Robin Sky 7y

    India has a collection of wonderful architectural collection. As India serves as a Cradle of Religions, her architectural variety and mixing of a variety of traditions is breath-taking! From Pure Hindu to muslim, turkish, greak , Baudhist, French, russian and their mixture! The Mosques of Ahmedabad (Gujarat State, India), is a great mixture of Hindu & Muslim best architectural collection, while in Junagadh and surrounding area you can find turkish_Muslim & Hindu architecture! Goa near Bombay and Pondicherry near Bangalore have a great ancient churches of Porchugal and France. Nobody can ever miss imposing cassels and Palaces of Rajasthan, Vijaywada and Mysore.
    The living architecture of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan)'s Hawalis feels like you are moving in Vanice!
    Meet the local PhotoStudios and they will show you some hidden treasure of Indian architecture!!!
  • Cre8ivevision 7y

    where is this tomb again is it in india or kabul.
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  • Phil Konstantin 3y

    I have modified this photo into a "virtual realty" format. You can see it at:


  • Alan Grinberg PRO 3y

    Visited here a few weeks ago!
    Took the same photo, different light!
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Taken on November 8, 2007
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