Humayun’s Tomb unburied — The Hindu com on documentation film on Discovery Channel to telecast on July 27 for Indian public

Before undertaking conservation works a significant archival research programme was initiated.

Humayun Tomb in Delhi, India

The necropolis of Mughal dynasty, the Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 1560s, stands revealed basking in its regained grandeur amidst the frantic activity of the modern Delhi.

The regained charm of this Mughal monument will now be revealed in a show titled ‘Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb’ to be aired on Discovery Channel on Monday at 9 p.m.

The show will unravel the secrets of this architectural marvel and narrate the majestic story behind the life of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his dynasty.

The programme will also follow the restoration work undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It is also the first privately funded restoration of any historical monument in India.

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Excited with the idea of the monument being the focus of Discovery channel’s show, Mr Nanda says, “The film will serve many objectives one of which is to get more and more people to not only visit the Tomb but to also understand it.”

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Humayun`s Tomb and Gardens were restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India

Humayun`s Tomb and Gardens were restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India. Photo: AKDN

Delhi, India, 21 July 2015 – A new documentary on the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s restoration of Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi will be aired on the Discovery Channel in India starting on the 27th of July 2015.

From Discovery:Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb is a documentary on the first monumental mausoleum of India. At the same time the narrative takes us on a historical flashback into the incredible world of the great Mughals. It shows us how the Monument has stood as silent witness to Imperial Delhi’s ups and downs.Running parallel to the historical theme the documentary follows the restoration work undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture that has brought this monument back from near ruin to a condition that is like when it was first built.”

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