Humayun's Tomb



The last refuge for the Moghul emperor Humayun reminds more of a luxurious palace, a tomb.
Located in the eastern part of Delhi, Humayun's tomb is one of the best preserved monuments of teachers. His mausoleum is the first example of the architecture for teachers in India.
After a century of its construction the tomb of Humayun has inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal.
The point of view of the history of the architecture of this building is the only link between the Gur Emir, where the father of Tamerlane is Humayun buried, and the mausoleum of his grandson Shah Jahan, i.e. Taj Mahal.
Humayun's tomb was built thanks to the initiative of his widow Hamida Banu Begum, who began the construction of a mausoleum of her husband died in 1565, nine years after his death. The construction was completed in 1572.
The architecture of the tomb is very much influenced by the architecture of the Persian. The building's architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas was the same of Persian origin. Ghiyas built the enters in the center of a garden style chaharbagh Persian (translated from farsi - four gardens) with form quad. The garden, divided into four main parts by corridors or water flow is designed to be similar to the paradise garden described in the Koran. These four main parts on your time are separated by channels to 36 parts.
The century XVII to the XIX centuries garden has been progressively fulfilled with the tombs of Humayun's descendants and their environment. Several emperors of teachers are still buried in the interior of Humayun's mausoleum. MAUSOLEUM of Humayun won the title of the Necropolis of the dynasty teachers. No tomb in India or other part contains a number of tombs of the emperors of teachers and their families. In addition, Humayun's tomb is the first garden-falls on the Indian subcontinent.
The mausoleum was established on a platform that mass to a maximum height of 7 m. The building is built from red sandstone, while the tomb is made of black marble and yellow. The mausoleum of two-story dome culminates with marble white persian style that seems in a state of weightlessness and imponderable. The height of Humayun's tomb is 47 meters, and its width is 91 meters.
The lower level of this rectangular building is decorated with bows extrajudicial, that are found throughout the perimeter of the property.
The Cenotaphe rule is situated in the center of the top floor in a grand chamber decorated with several rows of frame windows.
The central hall is building with corner-rooms, including the room the tombs of the other members of the royal family. The real tomb of the emperor is on the floor of the basement.
The architecture of the mausoleum to the details at the same time the Persian architecture and indian architectural traditions.
The Gulf influence can be seen in the vaulted corridors and the high double dome, while the Indian traditions have inspired the creation of kiosks, which give an overview of distance pyramid.


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Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road, Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Delhi - 110013.
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