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16th-century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun gets back its crown

New Delhi: The 16th-century tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun has got back its finial that it had lost two years ago to a sandstorm. On Tuesday, Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma unveiled the new 18-foot structure, which is adorned with 3.5kg gold ... Economic Times, 2 weeks ago
Emperor gets his crown back Times of India, 2 weeks ago

What is under the finial of Humayun's Tomb

Architectonic structures in different cultures have affinities and their symbolic significance travels through time and space and accrues new layers and elements Joy Sen As the Humayun's Tomb in the national capital gets its finial back, after a ...
 Financial Chronicle1 week ago
India Today


Two years after original was damaged in astorm, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma will unveil new finial tomorrow THE Humayun's Tomb a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of three in Delhi has finally got a gold crown. A 24- carat gold finial has been ...
 Yahoo! India2 weeks ago Humayun's tomb gets crowned in 24-carat gold  India Today2 weeks ago

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India: The other Taj Mahal worth seeing

When it comes to compiling lists that attempt to detail the world's most beautiful buildings, none can be considered truly comprehensive without including the Taj Mahal, right? The snowy-coloured shrine that poets have described as "a teardrop on ... month ago
Muscat Daily

Squatters barrier to protecting Delhi's ancient monuments

New Delhi, where emperors ruled for at least 2,000 years, is rich with ancient tombs, shrines and forts which are packed into almost every suburb of the Indian capital. But the city is also teeming with millions of desperately poor and homeless ...
 Muscat Daily1 month ago We treat our heritage as a burden  IOL4 weeks ago Goats, vendors and encroachers live it up in Delhi's monuments  Manorama Online1 month ago Ancient monuments are homes for the poor  Deccan Herald1 month ago

What about the Darya-i-noor and the Akbar Shah diamond?

Ashes and Diamonds. The great film's title sprang to mind when I read about Delhi's natural history museum burning down on Tuesday. Among other things, the fire symbolised the futility of demanding the Koh-i-Noor's repatriation.Whether Gandhi's ...
 Kashmir Observer5 days ago

Gardens of Islam

Many people will know something about the traditions of oriental or Islamic gardens, if only because of the vague perception that they have significantly influenced gardens in Europe and beyond. It is widely known that tulips, for example, were ...
 Masress.com6 days ago

How safe are India's famed museums: A quick status check

A massive fire destroyed nearly 40-year-old National Museum of Natural History, which housed among its exhibits several taxidermied animals and a life-size model of a dinosaur, in FICCI building in central Delhi on April 26 leaving several nature ...
 Hindustan Times1 week ago

How to spend 48 hours in Delhi

There's no real way you can pack in everything that Delhi has to offer in just 48 hours. Your best bet, like the city's past visitors, would be to divide and conquer. Here's our guide to spending the coolest 48 hours in central and south Delhi: ...
 Condé Nast Traveller India1 week ago

Kohinoor has a chequered history

One doesn't know if Kohinoor will ever be returned to India? Governments after Governments have pledged to make all possible efforts to bring back the diamond but the successive British governments have maintained that India doesn't have claim over ...
 Kashmir Times1 week ago
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