22 March 2011

#53 Mumbai, India

Humayun's tomb (Urduہمایوں کا مقبرہ‎ Humayun ka Maqbara) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife Bega Begum (Hajji Begum) in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin EastDelhi, India, close to the Dina-panah citadel also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale.

Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it, from the main entrance in the West, including one that even pre-dates the main tomb itself, by twenty years; it is the tomb complex of Isa Khan Niyazi, an Afghan noble in Sher Shah Suri's court of the Suri dynasty, who fought against the Mughals, constructed in 1547 CE.

Property No #232 

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 1993

Thank you, Karan (karanp) !

Received on: March 21, 2011


Manivasagan said...

I can send a card to you from INDIA. Could u send a cover to me in return ? Pl. reply.

Janne Pungar said...

Sure I can. Please contact me via e-mail jannepun@gmail.com