HUMAYUN'S TOMB EXPANSION PROJECT |
CLIENT: Aga Khan Trust for Culture; Archaeological Survey of India
LOCATION: New Delhi, India
TEAM: Maryam Eskandari, James Westcoat
STATUS: in progress
During the 19th century invasion of the British army into India, many open area spaces were occupied by the British government and were claimed as their own. Through the restoration of Humayun’s Tomb, we came to discover that the land next to the tomb was just as historically rich as the tomb itself. Through the excavation, we rediscovered the the CHAHAR-BAGH expansion and have now filed to rebuild a historical heritage site with UNESCO.
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