Humayun’s Tomb

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Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun which was commissioned by his wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD. It was designed by persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath.

Emperor Humayun was the son of Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire. The tomb was built over a period of ten years starting from 1565.

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Humayun’s Tomb

The tomb itself is in the centre of a large garden, laid out in char baah style, with water pools joined by channels.

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Isa Khan’s Tomb

Isa Khan’s tomb near the entrance is a fine example of Lodi architecture.

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Isa Khan’s Tomb

Isa Khan Niazi was an Afghan noble in the court of Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah Suri, of the Sur dynasty, who fought the Mughal Empire.

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Gardens around Isa Khan’s Tomb

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Mosque – Isa Khan’s Tomb

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Mosque next to Isa Khan’s Tomb

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Inside Isa Khan’s Tomb

Ater his death in 1556, Humayun’s body was initially buried in his palace in Purana Quila at Delhi. But after the hindu king Hemu defeated the Mughal forces in Agra and Delhi, the body was was taken to Sirhind, in Punjab by Khanjar Beg, because it was feared that King Hemu will destroy the tomb.

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Arab Serai’s Gate

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Humayun’s Tomb

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One Response to Humayun’s Tomb

  1. Madhu Nair May 28, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    Thanks, Magic Eye!

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