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Fatehpur Sikri in Fatehpur Sikri, India

This magnificent and abandoned fortified city of Fatehpur Sikri was built for the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It was the capital of the Mughal empire from 1571 to 1585, and is considered the best example of Mughal architecture in existence. Akbar himself oversaw the construction of the fortress, ensuring that every detail of the city was befitting of an emperor's grandeur. Unfortunately, the fortress was abandoned as soon as it was finished.
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