Pixelated Memories: Nila Gumbad, New Delhi

Pixelated Memories: Nila Gumbad, New DelhiExcept: Plans to integrate the 16th-century Nila Gumbad with Humayun’s Tomb complex have finally got off the ground with the signing of a MoU between the ASI & railways which allows the service road bifurcating the two monuments to be shifted to the other side of Nila Gumbad. The work is being undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) & will also include repairing of cracks and tile work on the dome, reopening of doorways now blocked with masonry, removal of cement repairs made in the 20th century, restoration of the decorative plasterwork, & rebuilding of collapsed portions of the northern & western arcade walls. The northern arcade, is thought to have protected the monument from Yamuna that once flowed near Humayun’s Tomb but later changed course & shifted away

via Pixelated Memories: Nila Gumbad, New Delhi.

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