Featured Space

Add Advertising Here
Inhabit

The 1605 Tomb of Akbar the Great

January 5, 2019
Tomb of Akbar the Great
Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Mariam's Tomb Agra

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Tomb of Akbar the Great

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 

Regarded as a masterpiece of Mughal architecture, the Tomb of Akbar the Great is one of Agra’s greatest landmarks. Great Mughals built great tombs to remind posterity of their greatness & the Tomb of Akbar the Great was no exception. Begun in 1600 and completed by his son several decades later, Akbar’s tomb was & is great. The vast complex included gardens, gatehouses, & tombs of close family members ornamented with gold, silver, & semi precious stones. Unfortunately, the entire complex was ransacked shortly after it was built by rebellious Jats & subsequently fell into a semi ruinous state. A savior emerged in the form of Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, who supervised a meticulous restoration of the entire complex saving it from complete desolation. Today, the marvelous Tomb of Akbar the Great is open to public. Favorite parts? Those wonderfully executed plaster reliefs! Also, those incredible floral inlays!

 

More information on Akbar & his spectacular Mausoleum can be found here & here.

 

Enjoy this post? Please consider donating to the institution whose collections made it possible!

Further Reading:

Comments:

@Instagram

  • This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

    Error: No connected account.

    Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.