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Tomb of Jahangir
Tomb of Jahangir

Tomb of Jahangir

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Tomb of Jahangir Sketch

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Tomb of Jahangir is the mausoleum built for the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who ruled from 1605 to 1627. The mausoleum is located near the town of Shahdara in Lahore, Pakistan. His son Shah Jahan built the mausoleum 10 years after this father’s death.

It is sited in an attractive walled garden. It has four 30 meter high minarets. The interior is embellished with frescoes and pietra dura inlay and colored marble. The entrance to the mausoleum is through two massive gateways of stone and masonry opposite each other (to the north and south) which lead to a square enclosure known as the Akbari Serai. The enclosure leads to another one, on the western side, giving full view of the garden in front of the mausoleum, which is traversed by four-bricked canals proceeding from the centre, and in which many fountains were placed which are now in ruins. The corridor around the mausoleum is adorned with a most elegant mosaic, representing flower and Quranic verses. The interior of the mausoleum is an elevated sarcophagus of which marble, the sides of which are wrought with flowers of mosaic in the same elegant style as the tombs in the Taj Mahal at Agra.

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  1. Usman Ashraf Khan
    Usman Ashraf Khan
    Good pic . :S
    9 years ago · Reply