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Humayun's Tomb





Humayun died in 1556, his widow Hamida Banu Begam and also known as Haji Begam, began construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first example of Mughal style than itself, which was inspired by Persian architecture. Humayun is well known that the principles of Persian architecture during his exile, and he is likely to have planned the tomb, although there is no document in this regard. The tomb was built at a cost of 15 lakh rupees (1.5 million). Ghiyath Mirak Mirza, a Persian, was the architect hired by Haji Begam of this tomb. The tomb is located right in the middle of a garden square, divided into four main beds of Pavement (Charbagh) in the center of which was in shallow water channels.

                                                High rubble built box is inserted through two two-story high bridge to the west and south. A Baradari (pavilion) occupies the center of the western wall and a hammam (bath room) in the center of the north wall. The structure of red sandstone mausoleum square two-story stands a chamfer of 7 meters. large square terrace, built on a variety of cells, which are accessible through, arches on each side. The proper grave in the center of this complex cell can be accessed by a passage in the south. The central octagonal chamber contains the cenotaph and the sides of the corner diagonally to lead-chambers that house the tombs of other royal family members. outer sides of the tomb, decorated by its borders elevations and panels of marble, is dominated by three niches of arc, the central one being higher. stands on the rooftop bar are emphatic about the high double dome in the center.


                                           Each is dominated by three arches, the center is the largest. This plan is repeated on the second floor too. Above the roof of a double dome (42.5 million) is a marble pillar in kiosks (chhatris) will be placed around it. Mausoleum is a synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian tradition and an example of former arch alcoves, corridors and high double dome, and the latter kiosks, which give it a pyramid scheme of the distance. Although the tomb of Sikandar Lodi was the first garden-tomb was built in India, Humayun's tomb, which established a new fashion, which is crowned by the Taj in Agra. E 'for the overall pace of the people behind these buildings were built, a faithful wife to her husband and the other one or more dedicated husband to his wife.