On May 2, 2002, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture confirmed that it would lead the project to restore the historic Bagh-e-Babur garden as a major public open space. The Bagh-e-Babur, a terraced and walled open space containing the tomb of the 16th century Emperor Babur, features the remains of what was the first Mughal Paradise Garden and the predecessor of many famous imperial gardens in South Asia. The Mughals built a magnificent empire based on well-established and enduring institutions. The founder of the Mughal Empire, Muhammad Zahir al-Din Babur, laid the foundation of a dynastic rule, which inaugurated the most glorious period in the history of south Asian Islam. Babur and his descendants were connoisseurs of art and literature, and builders of the most magnificent monuments. Babur died in Agra in 1530 and was buried in Kabul, Afghanistan.