The analysis of the original rock may enable researchers to better understand the original form of the tomb chamber
In the main complex, the minaret was closed and Muslim services were no longer offered in the tomb chamber
The tomb chamber
houses the cenotaph below, which is the grave.
Twenty five hundred years ago, Etruscan artisans carved the rock into homes to shelter beloved, departed ones and decorated the slanted-roof tomb chamber
walls around the sleeping alcoves with carved pillars, relief designs and paintings of people, animals and plants.
Across the courtyard, in the open-air tomb chamber
of Mughal princess Jahanara, five children were playing around her austere grave.
He also gave a pair of jewel-encrusted doors for the tomb chamber
of the Imam.
Two other murals were found in the same tomb chamber
, one depicting a 17-member troupe staging an opera and the other, about nirvana, a divine state of peace and release from desire for Buddhists, he added.
Who knows what treasures the tomb chamber
itself will reveal?
In the tomb chamber
, the white marble dados and the cenotaphs of Shah Jahan and his wife are covered in pietra dura flowers of blue lapis lazuli, red jasper, greenish jade and quartz, yellow marble and many other coloured stones to create ravishing friezes of flowers.
Most remarkably, the winter solstice sunrise lights up a long inner passage and tomb chamber
for seventeen minutes at dawn from December 19-23 every year.
Onlookers, including historians from the Czech Republic and Poland - had travelled to the Stone Age tomb chamber
at Newgrange, Co Meath.
Dominic in favor of an elaborate tomb chamber
sheltering an effigy.