Saturday, 27 December 2014

Humayun's Tomb, India

Humayun's Tomb is located in Delhi, India. It is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, who lived from 1508 to 1556.  It was commissioned by his first wife Bega Begum after his death. Construction began in 1565, and it was completed in 1572. It is constructed of red sandstone and white marble.

The finial on the dome of the tomb was knocked off during a heavy storm on the evening of 30th May 2014. It hadn't been replaced at the time that this shot was taken in September 2014.