Mughal Architecture: Humuyun's Tomb

Tomb of Afsarwala (before gate to Humayun's Tomb)

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This red sandstone tomb is presumed to be of an officer of the king's court since afsar means officer. Unlike Humayun's tomb, it does not use marble extensively but only in inlays at the borders of the archways.


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