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Hoshang's Tomb

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Tomb of Hoshang Shah, square enclosed space near the Jami Masjid, is India’s first marble monument built in 1440 AD. It is a superb refined example of Afghan architecture existed in India, as a monument of Afghan invasion.

It has a beautiful dome, a well-proportioned one, with complex marble latticework and portioned courts and towers. The beautification on the south entrance carries rosettes in respite and lotus flowers with blue enamel stars. The next level goes as an octagonal shape and the third level becomes 16 sided.

The tomb overwhelmed Shah Jahan and he deputed four of his architects to learn the architecture of the tomb before the design of Taj Mahal. Ustad Hamid, one of the deputed, has been connected with the construction of the Taj Mahal.
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