Isa Khan's Tomb
Isa Khan's Tomb Situated just outside the Humayun's tomb precincts, the tomb of Isa Khan was built in the honor of Isa Khan, a brave and valiant noble under Sher Shah, the Afghan ruler who had overthrown Humayun. It was built in 1547. Built in an octagonal pattern, it is an architectural gem in Islamic art and remained a model tomb among the ruling families in its time. Said to be inspired by the tomb of Sikandar Lodi, which is 300 years older than the Isa Khan's tomb, it can boast of having more graceful proportions. The 'chhatris' or small kiosks and pinnacles around the dome were introduced here and look quite elegant.
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