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Friday, July 30, 2010

Fatehpur Sikri

Card # 85
Many thanks to my FB friend Santanu Saha

The historical city was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570 and served as the empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to sustain the growing population and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site itself is a ghost town. The name, Fateh is Arabic in origin and means "victory", also in Urdu and Persian language. Read more

Information Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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