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The next several pictures are from Fatehpur Sikri, the fabulous capital of the Mughal Empire begun in 1571 and entirely abandoned - completely emptied - fourteen years later in 1585. It has all just sat here, a magnificent ghost town ever since. The place sits on top of a huge ridge and is quite dramatic from every angle and approach.

The story is, no one knows why everyone split but the strongest speculation is that the water dried up and anyway the great Emperor Jalaluddin Akbar built it in a fevor of faith and then just got the itch to move on.
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