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Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun’s Tomb

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Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma unveiled the restored 18 feet tall Finial at Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi as part of the ongoing conservation effort.

  • The Tomb is a UNESCO World Heritage Site one of three in the capital has reinstated with a gold crown.

Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun’s Tomb

Heritage restoration:

  • For the past two year’s workers in traditional techniques and in traditional manners that have stayed alive in India for centuries to create an authentic replica of the Humayun’s Tomb kalash for this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Humayun’s Tomb conservation carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Archaeological Survey of India with the help of the TATA Trusts that preserved the monument for posterity.
  • In 2014, the Ministry of Culture declared Humayun’s Tomb to be one of the Adarshmonumentsand Ministry of Tourism has provided a Rs. 49 Crore to Aga Khan Trust to build a state-of-art Interpretation Centre.

Humayun’s Tomb:

  • The Humayun’s Tomb is model of the 18-feet tall structure weighs about 300-kg finial made of 4 percent pure copper and plated with 3.5 kg of 24-carat gold.

UNESCO Heritages sites in New Delhi.

  1. Humayun’s Tomb
  2. QutbMinar New Delhi
  3. Red Fort Complex.