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    architecture of the Mughal Empire in Agra India. The Mughal Empire was founded in 1526 by Babur, a descendant of Mongol warlords. It was the most powerful Islamic state to rule in India, most prosperously during the 17th century. Under Mughal emperors, roads were built, trade prospered, and the arts flourished. The Mughals governed northern India, and over time, their rule extended from Afghanistan in the west to Bengal in the east. Eventually, the emperor Aurangzeb moved the capital from Agra to Delhi and pushed the empire’s borders far to the south, but many Mughal constructions remained in Agra. The tour will focus on a variety of monuments; including gardens, tombs, and forts,…

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    Mughal Garden Essay

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    Water was manipulated beautifully in canals, jets of water, waterfalls, cascades, ponds and lakes.186 These Iranian styled Mughal gardens was “the central artificial hauz(حوض) which varies in size according to the dimensions of the garden.”187 Gardens were certainly an integral part of Mughal life. The Mughal Court being constantly on the move, garden palaces and gardens within fort complexes were highly appreciated as places of relaxation and as sittings for Court ceremonial. The Mughal…

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    of the builder, Shah Jahan’s, sad love story and the “unique beauty” (Bradnock & Bradnock 243) of the architecture. Built with white marble and different stones from across Central Asia, engraved with different floral designs and Arabic calligraphy, makes the Taj Mahal a must see structure. (Let’s Go 176) The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who hired “some 20 000 craftsmen and labourers.” (Dunlop 122) Some sources claim Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the main architect of the Taj…

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    My Visit India Essay

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    country’s rich history. I visited many historic sites, including some of the most famous buildings in the world, The Taj Mahal. I also visited other monuments while on my visit. I have learned a lot about the history of India, which is full of different cultures. Throughout my visit to India, I came to realization that these places hold a tremendous amount of historical background and the fact that they are still standing is remarkable. When I went to Taj Mahal, I was surprised by the immense…

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    called Uzès to the Romans of Nemausus. This water was important to the Romans as they held local baths and fountains in their culture. It was used for this purpose until the Roman era came to a draw and was used as a toll bridge. Pont du Gard was constructed around 40-60 AD. It holds 50,000 tons of limestone ashlar masonry. This limestone was used in a shell system, being built with all the same materials all the way through. Post du Gard contains semicircular construction with three tiers of…

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    and then India. In 1526 he took over the Turkic Ghur’iat Sultanate of Delhi, gaining control of Northern India. Under his rule, he allowed various Hindu temples to be built, further implementing their idea of tolerance. Even slavery began to lose importance in the Empire, which helped create peace between the kingdoms . The greatest Emperor was known as Abu Akbar; he is considered one of the greatest rules of all time. Akbar believed all religions deserved respect and it was his duty to treat…

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    Fatehpur Sikri Essay

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    The medieval city of Fatehpur Sikri Introduction Fatehpur Sikri is a town located in Agra, India. This complex palace was built by Mughal emperor jalal'ud-Din Muhammad Akbar son of Humayun. Fatehpur Sikri is a famous monument in India that attracts a lot of tourist from all over the world. It is located 120 miles away from the Delhi which is the capital of India. After the Mughals invaded India in the 16th century, they captured a large area of the country and ruled it for more than 300 hundred…

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    The Spanish Alhambra

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    The Alhambra, translating to “the red” in the Arabic language represents the shade of red the palace reflects when the sun is setting for the day. The palace is located in Granada, Spain and it is the most recognized architectural piece of Islamic art. The red castle has been the symbol of the city for nearly 800 years. The Alhambra was constructed during the 13th and 14th century on its red hill-top during the ruling of Ibn al-Ahmar (Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). It was last…

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    From Sea to Sea What is There to See People die everyday right? That is a commonly known fact. Just think about how many people die that have never traveled across an ocean or had the chance to visit a different country. Earth has seven continents, why spend your entire life in just one and never see what the others have to offer. Traveling and seeing the way others live lets you realize how many different ways people survive in the world today. The world has so many different environments and…

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    Source Analysis: Mughal-Era Painting Works of art from the Mughal period provide a first-hand account of what life was like back then. These masterpieces are important because they come directly from the Mughal time period, providing insight into how painters during the Mughal era thought. These paintings can provide political views, they can enhance our understanding of values and beliefs back then, and they can tell a story. The painting I will be analyzing is Bhima drinking the blood of…

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