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When was Humayun's tomb built? What are its special features?

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Humayun's tomb was, built between 1562 and 1571. Its main features are:
  • The central towering dome and the tall gateway known as pishtaq became important aspects of Mughal architecture. This tomb architecture was first visible in Humayun's tomb.
  • The tomb was placed in the center of a huge formal Chahar bagh and built in the tradition known as 'eight paradises' or hasht bihisht - a central hall surrounded by eight rooms.
  • The building was constructed with red sandstone, edge with white marble.

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