Akbar's Tomb

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Regarded as Akbar the Great, the third Mughal Emperor of the Indian subcontinent ascended to the crown at only thirteen years of age. He succeeded in growing the empire through conquest, doubling its size in his lifetime. His leadership of lands already under his rule also earned him the title “Akbar the Great”. He granted equal rights and ended the taxation of non-Muslims (a Muslim himself, he was known as a tolerant leader). In his time, he built the Ibadat Khana—a monument lost in history—in Fatehpur Sikri where scholars of various faiths could discuss religion freely. His tomb features ornate patterns all across the gateway, white flowers blooming from the red stone and geometric shapes arranged in perfect sequence. Inside the mausoleum, the opulent artistry continues with golden details of flowers and calligraphy on the ceilings.

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Sikandra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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