Photographer's Note

This view looks south across the polluted Yamuna River with the guesthouse on the left.

The Taj Mahal is part of an evolution in Mughal tomb architecture in India. It is useful to examine a succession of prior developments: (1) the all-white marble tomb of Sultan Hoshang Shah II, the Malwa king who ruled from 1405 - 1435 AD, located in Mandu town, Madhya Pradesh; (2) then of course the tomb of Emperor Humayun in Delhi built in 1565 AD; (3) and finally the tomb of the poet Abdul Rahim Khan-i-Khana who died in 1626 AD. His tomb is just to the south of Humayun's in Delhi. The Taj Mahal owes something to all of them.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-11-24
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: f/4, 1/125 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-08-18 4:11
Viewed: 1999
Points: 6
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