The real magic of the Taj Mahal | The Washington Post

The real magic of the Taj Mahal | The Washington PostAnd yet there is a glowing example of what can be achieved in bringing back these Mughal jewels. At Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, the vast garden complex of a 16th-century emperor has been returned to something close to its original glory.

 

The first phase began in 1997 with the restoration of the 26-acre enclosed garden. The work will be completed next year.

In addition to restoring the massive red sandstone and marble pavilion, and its garden, the project included the restoration of 10 smaller mausoleums dating to the 16th century. The restorations have been led by the Aga Khan Development Network, whose agencies provide cultural, medical, educational and other aid in developing countries.

Read at the source: The Washington Post / Adrian Higgins / March 15, 2018

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