Two vital structures were raised in which one was the consummation of the Tomb of Akbar at Sikandra and the other was the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula constructed by Nur-Jahan over the grave of her dad. The most imperative component of this tomb is that it is enriched with
One reason to notice is its peaking indo-islamic architecture. The fort carries many gates, but most striking gateway is the two-storey Ganesh Pol, decorated with the intricate colorful paintings. The Ganesh Pol makes entrance way to the main palace The Amber Fort has many palaces within the Fort. But the most glorious one is the Sheesh Mahal. The Sheesh Mahal is also known as the Palace of the Mirrors.
The beginning of the Mughal empire is conventionally dated to the victory of its founder Babur over Ibrahim Lodi, the last ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, in the First Battle of Panipat (1526). The Mughal emperor had roots in the Turco-Mongol Timurid dynasty of Central Asia, claiming direct descent from both Genghis Khan (founder of the Mongol Empire) and Timur (Turco-Mongol, founder of the Timurid Empire). The Mughals were Muslim rulers who ruled a Hindu Majority country. Even then, during their reign, Hindus enjoyed high administrative positions. The Mughals were extremely fond of art and architecture.
The Mughal Empire had different origins compared to the Ottoman Empire, especially when it comes to the influence for their creation. The Mughal Empire had no religious motivations when it came to establishing and expanding the empire. Babur only wanted to win back Ferghana, the city he had inherited at twelve years old, only to lose it two years later. He spent several years trying to win his city back but never succeeded. After the disappointing loss that would never allow him to return home, Babur decided to begin building his own empire in Northern India.
Ananda Temple in Pagan While thousands of visitors flying to Burma every year to see the dazzling pagodas, shrines, and stupas, the Buddhist architecture in Burma is known to more and more people around the world and opens a gate for those interested to explore more about its culture and origins. Bagan as the earlier capital of Burma houses over 10000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries; with its complexity in political and cultural contexts, it is of great value to study and compare different Buddhist temples in Pagan. Therefore, this essay mainly focuses on the significance of Ananda Temple as it is in the transition state between Early Pagan Period and Middle Pagan Period. This essay also analyzes how Ananda influences other later
The chapel of Anubis sits at the northern end of the second level colonnade. The remaining depictions in Anubis chapel are mainly of Anubis. Throughout the Deir el Bahari temple, large areas of Hatshepsut’s beautiful low reliefs are well preserved. This effect particularly happened in the Anubis chapel. The painted surfaces were well protected by the roof of the porch.
Many people who were really good at pottery migrated from Basra ( which is located in Iraq). The pottery that they made was superbly painted. During the Abbasid Caliphate, Egypt was controlled by Ahmed ibn Tulun. Ahmed ibn Tulun was born in Samarra and always surrounded himself with luxurious object such as a lot of lusterware, Ahmed ibn Tulun would get most of is lusterware imported from Basra. In 870 BCE when Basra was disrupted, many of the artists who were really good at making lusterware, are said to have migrated to Ahmed ibn Tulun rising artistic center, this is predicted because there was a plate now in the British museum that was from around the 870 BCE, the dish was signed by Abu Nasr of Basra.
Though the court rules were flexible and evolving, Mughals had a strict policy regarding the etiquettes sometimes the concession was granted by the king as there were several kind of observance but severe punishments were also given. As mentioned about the hierarchy in the household of the Mughal, special respect were given and within the hierarchy there was the age relationship and gender were the important factors, where there was the custom of bending their knees in front of the elders during the reign of
Called to the throne at the age of thirteen after his father’s death, Akbar inherited very little since his father had been driven from power and had only managed to regain it in the last couple of months before he died. In fact, Akbar was born in poverty and had only a couple of villages and estates when he ascended the throne. He immediately set about conquering nearby lands. After several triumphant military conquests, which greatly expanded his empire, Akbar began to usher in his era of religious tolerance. Akbar rejected bigotry and helped
Historical Background Banu Umayyah is a Qurashi family that was famous for merchandize. Abu Sufyan Ibn Harb, their leader, was an archenemy of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. In a dramatic shift, he embraced Islam in 624 CE. The third of the rightly-guided-Caliphs, ‘Uthman Ibn ‘Affan, was also an Umayyad. Long story short, the whole fitnah, (sedition between the companions) which erupted the first Muslim civil war, was all about Mu’awiyah, son of Abu Sufyan, charging ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law, of not retaliating against the murders of ‘Uthman.