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India Historical Sites

India Historical Sites

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Published by Mayank Jain

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Published by: Mayank Jain on Dec 08, 2009
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INDIA PERSPECTIVES MAY 2005
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INDIA PERSPECTIVES MAY 2005
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inspiration from the
 Jataka 
talesand depicted Buddha’s variousincarnations and the greatmoments in their lives. Devastatedby Aurangzeb in the 17th century,Sanchi had been deserted and lay forgotten as an earthen mound inthe forest. It was re-discoveredin 1818 by John Marshall, theDirector General of Archaeology,to be salvaged and conserved inthe later years.HUMAYUN’S TOMB (1993)Mughal emperor Humayun, thefounder of the city 
Dinpanah 
inPurana Quila, lies buried in agrand massive mausoleum on theMathura Road in Delhi. Built inred sandstone and ornamented with black and white marble, withhigh arches and double dome, it isthe first representative example of the Mughal architecture in Indiain the characteristic style of agarden-tomb, a precursor to the
The Humayun Tomb in New Delhi – precursor to the Taj Mahal (left) and alatticed window in red sandstone (below).

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