Shish Gumbad, Lodhi period (1451-1526), New Delhi

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Tomb of unidentified person built during the rule of the Lodhi dynasty, a Afghan descended dynasty that ruled over India between 1451-1526. Located in the complex now known as the Lodhi Gardens, dynastic burial ground of the Lodhi dynasty. On the exterior of the tomb are blue gazed tiles and the ceiling has floral motifs and inscriptions from the Quran. The Lodhis built elaborate mosques not only for their kings and royalty but also for their nobles.


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