The Mughals

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Mughal Architecture

Humayun's Tomb

Humayun's tomb was built by his son Akbar. While it is much more modest than later Mughal architecture, it sets the pattern for later Mughal monumental architecture. It combines both Persian and Indian architectural motifs, but the Persian model predominates. The central dome is Persian in design. The structure combines red sandstone and marble, a combination that would characterize much of Mughal architecture.

Copyright, Paul Brians, PhD; original photograph with modifications in Adobe Photoshop. This photograph has been generously cleared by Professor Brians for all non-commercial uses.


Taj Mahal: Detail of Arch

This is a detail from the central arch to the mausoleum.

Copyright, 1995, Kathleen Cohen, San Jose State University. This photograph has been generously cleared by Professor Cohen for educational and non-profit use only.


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1997, Richard Hooker

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