GLOBAL TREASURES: India (Humayun's Tomb)


 

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Global Treasures: Humayun's Tomb
Ullman, Frank - Television Director

Catalogue Number: GTR-DVD-1197
UPC: 879061007965

Global Treasures - History's Most Protected Monuments - Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. Join us as we explore one of these protected monuments.

On the southeastern periphery of today's metropolis of New Delhi is the large and magnificent tomb of the famous Indian emperor Humayun. The mausoleum is regarded among art historians as being one of the finest examples of Indian architecture that dates back to the early moghuls of the 16th century. The centre of the tomb complex is surrounded by a tranquil park that is in stark contrast to the normal hustle and bustle of New Delhi.

The final resting place of Emperor Humayun is regarded as the model for the Taj Mahal in Agra, which was built by Shah Jahan almost a hundred years later. The acclaimed mausoleum was not the creation of the emperor but of his wife, Haji Begum, who had made construction of the monument possible.

The gardens around the tomb have managed to retain their age-old elegance and splendor.

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