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Distant view of The Gateway [or Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri]

Photograph of the Buland Darwaza, from the Murray
Collection: 'Photographic views in Agra and its vicinity', taken by
John Murray in the mid-1850s. The Buland Darwaza is set into the
south wall of the Jami Masjid, or Dargah Mosque at Fatehpur Sikri.
This city was built by Akbar (r.1556-1605), the third Mughal ruler
of India, between 1571 and 1585. The huge gate, approached by a
flight of steps, ha…