India - the ghost city...
- Posted April 26, 2009 by David Swatton Viewed 3140 times
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Fatephur Sikri was built as the capital of his empire by Moghul emperor Akbar in the 16th century but was abandoned after just 15 years - noone knows the reason.
As an aside, Akbar was a fascinating character; his views on religious tolerance for example are entightened by any standards and would shame the religious fanatics and bigots who seem to proliferate today.
While you may think history “is more or less bunk” people like Akbar put the lie to that and if we choose to ignore the lessons from the past, who is the fool then?
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