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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Great Empress

This tomb is a short walk away from the Dilkusha Garden complex across a railway track, it is the tomb of Empress Nur Jehan, one of the most powerful women in Indian History, she is said to have ruled over Emperor Jehangir's heart, even though she was his 20th wife she was the favourite. She was the true power behind the Mughal throne. She also had the honor of being the only Empress whose name appeared on the coinage of that period.

6 comments:

Jim said...

Everything about this picture is wonderful.

Mary Helen said...

The picture didn't load, so I'll come back tomorrow. Sounds like it's worth a second trip to visit you.

Mary

Mary Helen said...

It did come up...beautiful

Kris McCracken said...

I really enjoy some of the scenes of Lahore. Thanks for sharing them!

Mubi said...

i hv been to all these historical mughal architecture, but dont really remember visiting this part.
indeed we have read so much abt Nur jahan's persona, and now in this time, it all seems a mystery.

babooshka said...

It's a mini history lesson each visit. Beautiful as always.