Humayun's Tomb (crs)
Lakshmi Narayan Temple
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The Mughal Emperor Humayun (1508 - 1556) ruled Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts on India from 1530 to 1540 and from 1555 to 1556. This complex of buildings was built as Humayun's tomb. It was commissioned by his wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562, and designed the Persian architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It was the first structure with large scale use of red sandstone. The complex encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun, which houses the graves of his wife, and also Dara Shikoh, son of the later Emperor Shah Jahan, as well as numerous other Mughals. The tomb with its garden set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture
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