Humayun's Tomb Conservation 2007-2013
Type
report
Year
2015

A project brief describing the Aga Khan Historic Programme's efforts to restore the Humayun's Tomb Complex in Delhi as part of a landmark urban regeneration project that combines a cultural heritage project with socioeconomic initiatives. The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for people in the area while creating an important new green space for the people of Delhi and beyond.

The tomb of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun, one of the twenty-seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, was the first of the monumental mausoleums to be built in the country. The chahar-bagh, or four-part paradise garden, is the earliest existing example of the Mughal garden tomb. The Tomb and Garden are considered one of the precursors of the Taj Mahal. 


Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Citation
Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Humayun's Tomb Conservation 2007-2013. Delhi: 2015.
Associated Sites
Authorities
Copyright
Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Country
India
Language
English
Dimensions
A4
Building Usages
tomb
funerary
garden
landscape
Materials
ceramic glaze
glaze
sandstone
Keywords
restoration and conservation
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