Emperor Humayun – Delhi, India; Waymarking

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India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

“Humayun’s tomb … is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun’s son Akbar in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, a Persian architect chosen by Bega Begum. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun founded in 1533. It was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work, which is complete.

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Humayun Tomb And It’s Neighbourhood Get Recognised By UNESCO As World Heritage Site; Richi Verma; India Times

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

The profile of Humayun’s Tomb has been enhanced. Nearly a dozen other garden tombs in the vicinity of the grand 16th-century Mughal edifice have also been designated as monuments of outstanding universal value by UNESCO and recognised as world heritage.

While four of these structures got the prestigious tag last year, seven others were included as world heritage property through a notification last month. Officials say this is the first-ever expansion of a world heritage site.

“This expansion doesn’t count towards two permitted annual nominations. Last year, Nalanda and Kanchenjunga were nominated for world heritage inscription; the Humayun’s Tomb boundary modification proposal has submitted this February. All the submitted nominations have been inscribed on the world heritage list, making it a momentous year for Indian heritage,” said an official.

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Humayun’s Tomb unites with 11 cousins; Richi Vermal; Times of India

India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

NEW DELHI: The profile of Humayun’s Tomb has been enhanced. Nearly a dozen other garden tombs in the vicinity of the grand 16th-century Mughal edifice have also been designated as monuments of outstanding universal value by Unesco and recognised as world heritage.

While four of these structures got the prestigious tag last year, seven others were included as world heritage property through a notification last month. Officials say this is the first-ever expansion of a world heritage site.

“This expansion doesn’t count towards two permitted annual nominations. Last year, Nalanda and Kanchenjunga were nominated for world heritage inscription; the Humayun’s Tomb boundary modification proposal was submitted this February. All the submitted nominations have been inscribed on the world heritage list, making it a momentous year for Indian heritage,” said an official.

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Finding Delhi’s Lost Monuments; Vishal Arora; The Diplomat

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India – Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Glimpses of historical treasures hidden within the bustle of a modern city.

Delhi has witnessed the birth and fall of several rulers, including the great Mughals, for hundreds of years before and during British rule. Though one of the most populated cities in India now, Delhi remains punctuated with historical imprints in the form of about 1,200 heritage sites. But the cash-strapped Archaeological Survey of India, a government agency mandated to look after cultural monuments, has barely managed to conserve fewer than 200 of those architectural treasures, leaving the rest to decay naturally or be claimed by the city’s homeless as their dwelling places.

Amid the budget shortage and resistance from squatters, there emerged a savior.

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