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S: The Mughal Empire by the Esteemed Joy Bright ;)

BC: by: Joy Bright

FC: Mughal Empire | The

1: A dagger from the Mughal Empire with hilt in jade, gold, rubies and emeralds. Blade of damascened steel inlaid with gold. | Mughal Emperor Jahangir receiving his two sons, in 1605-06. | Jama Masjid, Delhi built by Shah Jahan, 1656.

2: The Muhal Empire, founded in Babur lasted from 1526 to 1857, more than 300 years. This empire in South Asia worked to bring the people together, and gave us beautiful creations of art. Under Akbar the Great, the Mughal Empire grew, and continued to expand until the end of Aurangzeb's rule. Jahangir, the son of Akbar, ruled the empire between 1605-1627. When Shah Jahan, Jehangir's son, became emperor in October 1627, the empire was large and wealthy enough to be considered one of the greatest empires in the world at that time. | The Mughal Empire

3: One of the most known tourist site in South Asia is the beautiful Taj Mahal... more on that later! ~Joy | Shah Jahan commissioned the building that represents the pinnacle of Mughal architectural achievement, the Taj Mahal. | the empire started a slow and steady decline in actual power, although it maintained all the power for another 150 years. | After Aurangzeb died in 1707,

4: Babur (1526-1530) Humayun (1530-1540, 1555-1556) Akbar (1556-1605) Jahangir (1605-1627) Shah Jahan (1627-1658) Aurangzeb (1658-1707) Bahadur Shah (1707-1712) Jahandar Shah (1712-1713) | Furrukhsiyar (1713-1719) Rafi ul-Darjat (1719-1719) Rafi ud-Daulat (1719-1719) Nikusiyar (1719-1743) Mohammed Ibrahim (1720-1744) Mohammed Shah (1719-1720, 1720-1748) | List of Mughal Emperors and Their Reigns:

5: Ahmad Shah Bahadur (1748-1754) Alamgir II (1754-1759) Shah Jahan III (1759-1759) Shah Alam II (1759-1806) Akbar Shah II (1806-1837) Bahadur Shah II (1837-1857)

6: A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II

7: to celebrate the feast of the Eid ul-Fitr in 1843

8: Fort of Agra Ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahin Lodi at Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build a strong citadel for the purpose. | Shan Jahan moved his capital from Agra in an attempt to bring prestige to his reign, and to provide ample opportunity to fulfill his ambitious building schemes and interests. The Red Fort stands at the eastern edge of Shahjahanabad, receiving its name from the massive wall of red sandstone that defines its four sides. | Humayan's Tomb Humayan was the second Mughal emperor in India. This garden tomb was built in 1565 and was commissioned by his "senior" widow. There are several buildings and gates on this complex--even his barber was buried here.

9: The Taj Mahal is one of the most well-known places, built during the Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan hired the best architects to build the Taj Mahal as a monument to his beloved wife Mumtaz Muhal. It is a gorgeous white marble tomb, as "beautiful as she was beautiful", and people from all over the world come to marvel at it's beauty.

10: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Info:Main_Page http://mcillecefamily.org/ http://asianhistory.about.com/ http://www.agraindia.org.uk/index.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (I used Wiki solely for pictures and their captions-no other information.

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