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Humayun's Tomb in Delhi (India)

Address: Bharat Scout Guide Rd Central Delhi off Mathura Rd
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Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture in the Indian city of Delhi. Understand the main tomb of Emperor Humayun as well as other tombs, mosques and other buildings. The resort is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1993, since it is one of the first examples of Mughal architectural art. It is also one of the complexes have been better preserved. Humayun's tomb is built of red sandstone which was added decorative details drawn in black and white marble. Its structure is octagonal and ceilings are richly decorated with paintings. The central hall of two stories high, is flanked by four rooms, also octagonal. All facades are symmetrical, and the total building set. Although previously had built some grave nestled in a garden, the tomb of Humayun is the first to be regarded as a grave-yard. Therefore it is considered the precursor of the Taj Mahal in style. The tomb was built by emperor Humayun's main widow, Hamida Begum, although it is unknown the exact date of construction. Some sources believe that the start date was in 1574, nine years after the death of her husband. However, some manuscripts of the works dates back even in the year 1579. In this mausoleum are buried, besides Humayun, his widow principal and his youngest wife and other dignitaries Mughals. At present, it is impossible to tell who owns each of the graves.
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