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Tippu's Tomb, Seringapatam

Tippu's Tomb, Seringapatam

Photographer: Pigou, William Henry

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Photo 208/(18)

Item number: 20818

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Tippu's Tomb in Seringapatam.Tipu Sultan built the Gumbaz mausoleum (1784) for himself and his father Haider Ali. They were defeated by the British at the end of the Mysore Wars in the battle of 1799 and Tipu was interred with full military honours by the British. The mausoleum is a severe building crowned by a dome with minarets at the corners and is surrounded by a corridor with polished pillars. A long alley of cypresses leads to the tombs. This is a view of the courtyard of the tomb.

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