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Itmad-ud-daulah Tomb

The Itmad-ud-daulah Tomb is located in the center of a grand Persian garden in Agra. It is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg, the wazir (chief minister) of Emperor Jahangir. This tomb was the first Mughal structure to be built entirely of marble and to make use of pietra dura, the inlay marble work.

This tomb was built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Noor Jehan, the daughter of Ghiyas Beg and the favorite queen of Jahangir. It has a closed kiosk on top of the building, arched entrances, octagonal shaped towers or minarets, and chhatris (small domed canopies, supported by pillars) atop the four towers.

Itmad-ud-daulah Tomb inspired in the construction of the famous Taj Mahal in the later years.

Updated on 13th July, 2005
District: Agra
Location: Agra    


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