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The mosque's sponsoring regent was a women of exceptional talent who rose from the humble ranks of wet nurse to the Mughal emperor Akbar to Prime Minister.
A sturdy wooden Shikara glides across the azure expanse of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India in this photo by Sapna Kumar.
Based on the drawings of a 15th century Iranian inventor, the Yarghu, at the National Science Centre, is a Mughal era cannon cleaner with no similar contraption existing anywhere else in the world.
Largely ignored by visitors, the old tomb of Isa Khan within the Humayun mausoleum complex, is a culmination of architectural styles used by royal kings during the Sayyid and Lodi period.
Some eight hundred years after the holy book of Quaran was compiled, Mughal emperor Humayun, a devoted Sunni and later a Shia convert, felt the potency of the words with a tumble down the staircase of his favourite tower.
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