india chronicles: humayun’s tomb

humayun was a mughal emperor who ruled parts of northern india during the mid-1500’s and his tomb is in one of unesco’s world heritage list.  it was built by the order of humayun’s widow, nine years after his death.

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i walked towards the tomb’s portal entrance and there were a lot of tourists like myself either just starting or just have finished their visit.

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there were water channels like these around the structure.

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the site plaque and the tomb.

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the structure is mostly made of red sandstone.

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the six-pointed star is a common feature on its designs.  it is actually a hindu symbol as i have read in some mistaking it as the star of david.  additionally, the hexagram is one of the oldest and most universal of all spiritual symbols.

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 cenotaphs in the entrance.

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humayun is actually buried in the basement below, this is his cenotaph.

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the chamber dome.

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more cenotaphs inside the tomb.

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intricate inscriptions.

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the jaali, are architectural decorations done by carving geometrical shapes on the stones.

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5 responses to “india chronicles: humayun’s tomb

  1. ang ganda kuya! lalo tuloy nangangati ang paa ko pumarine maski kakabalik ko lng sa work hehe.

    kakainvite pa ng colleague kong indian sa wedding ng anak nya sa february, naku, mukhang mapapaadvance ako ng leave days.

    merry christmas and a prosperous new year po! 🙂

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