Architecture Under Nur Jahan & Jehangir

  • Sikandra: Nur Jahan is credited with construction of Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, and Musamman Burj, a double-storeyed pavilion on the Agra fort, with beautiful inlay.
  • Itmad-ud-Daula: Nur Jahan built in Agra the tomb of her father Itmad-ud-Daula and Prime Minister of Jahangir, by name Mirza Ghiyas Baig. On the upper storey there is a pavilion with rectangular dome and screens enclosing the false grave of Itmad-ud-Daula and his wife. The structure is built of white marble and is decorated with delicate inlay work and painting containing the characteristic Persian motifs such as cypress trees, vases fruits, wine¬≠cups, etc.
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