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Tomb of Humaioon.

Tomb of Humaioon.

Photographer: Shepherd and Robertson

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1862

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(35)

Item number: 22235

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Tomb of Humayaun from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Shepherd and Robertson in 1862. Humayaun (1508-1556) was the eldest son of Babur. His Tomb was built by his wife, Haji Begum in 1565, nine years after his death. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and is architecturally important because its plan and form were precursors of those of the Taj Mahal. Historically it is notable as the burial place of the royal house of Timur, containing many scions of the Mughal dynasty.

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