Late period

Mihrab, Muradiye Mosque, Edirne
The Muradiye Mosque's interior is covered with wall paintings and colorful tiles—like a museum of fifteenth-century Ottoman architectural decoration.

Muradiye Mosque

Humayun's Tomb grid
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Humayun’s tomb

Mausoleum to Koja Ahmad Yassaui
In this partly unfinished building, Persian master builders experimented with architectural and structural solutions later used in the construction of Samarkand, the capital of the Timurid Empire.

Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

persian painting grid
Explore the rich effects of a painting from an illustrated manuscript of the Shahnameh — or ‘Book of Kings’ — the national epic of Iran composed by poet Firdawsi around 1010.

Looking at Persian painting