Humayun's Tomb

tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India

Humayun's tomb (Hindustani: Maqbara-i Humayun) is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum),[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad,[8] Persian architects chosen by her.[9][10] The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.[11]


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  2. Kamiya, Takeo. "HUMAYUN'S TOMB in DELHI". UNESCO. Retrieved 27 January 2017. In 1565 the previous queen of the Mughal Dynasty, Haji Begum, ordered the construction of the largest and the most splendid mausoleum in the empire for her late ill-fated husband, Humayun, near to the Yamuna River.
  3. Burke, S. M. (1989). Akbar, the Greatest Mogul. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. p. 191.
  4. Eraly, Abraham (2007). The Mughal world : Life in India's Last Golden Age. Penguin Books. p. 369. ISBN 9780143102625.
  5. Smith, Vincent Arthur (1919). Akbar: The Great Mogul 1542-1605. Clarendon Press. p. 125.
  6. Henderson, Carol E. (2002). Culture and Customs of India. Greenwood Press. p. 90. ISBN 9780313305139.
  7. "Mausoleum that Humayun never built". The Hindu. April 28, 2003. Archived from the original on 6 December 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  8. "Humayun's Tomb". ArchNet. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  9. Sinha, Gayatri (2005). "Women Artists in India: Practice and Patronage". In Cherry, Deborah; Helland, Janice (eds.). Local/global : Women Artists in the Nineteenth Century. Ashgate. p. 70. ISBN 9780754631972.
  10. Humayun's Tomb Archived 2009-04-10 at the Wayback Machine Archaeological Survey of India.
  11. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi World Heritage Committee, UNESCO.