New Delhi, July 13, 2015: Humayun’s Tomb has stood through the great turning points in India’s history. Built over four centuries ago, this architectural masterpiece has served as a template for the Taj Mahal. There have been many theories behind the building of this colossal structure – ‘a symbol of queen’s love for her king’, ‘a son’s memorial to his father’, and ‘an ambitious emperor’s statement of the empire.’
Discovery Channel will air the exclusive programme – REVEALED: HUMAYUN’S TOMB on Monday, 27 July at 9pm. The one-hour special will unravel many concealed secrets of this architectural marvel and narrate the majestic story behind the life of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and his dynasty. From Humayun’s exile in Persia to his death as he tumbled down his library staircase to the rise of Akbar ‘The Great’, Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb will reveal many such intriguing stories. This is the first time ever that a true-to-scale 3D frames of the complex structure have been created.
Using dramatic re-enactment, high-end Computer Generated Imager (CGI) animation, extensive research, expert opinion, Discovery Channel has re-created the imagery of the early Mughal era and its key characters.
Commenting on the programme, Rahul Johri, EVP & GM-South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Our programming strand Revealed uncovers significant stories from India. In the past, Revealed has featured The Line of Control, World’s Biggest Election, the Rann of Kutch among others and now we are bringing the Humayun’s Tomb. This programme will provide our audience the fascinating story of the early Mughal Empire and will uncover secrets about this amazing structure.”
Running parallel to the historical theme, the programme will also follow the restoration work undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in partnership with Archeological Survey of India (ASI) to meticulously restore the lost grandeur of the monument.
Revealed: Humayun’s Tomb will also air on Discovery HD World at 9 PM on 27th July.
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