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India Old Hand Tinted Postcard Akbar Akbar's Tomb Sikundra Sikandra Agra, ColourVintage British Indian Colour Hand Tinted Old picture post card, India, The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. Akbar's Tomb Sikundra. Sikandra.
Publisher: Moorli Dhur & Sons Sudder Bazar Umballa
Background: Sikandra, Akbar's tomb is in the former Lodi capital. Akbar started building his mausoleum in the true Timurid tradition, but the actual monument was completed by his son Jahangir. He pulled down most of the earlier structure and redesigned it according to his wishes and the result is more than impressive. There is a huge gateway, Buland Darwaza, modeled on the famed victory gate at Fatehpur Sikri, leads to the great garden enclosure. The decoration on the gateway is strikingly bold, with its large mosaic patterns.
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