Author(s): Lucy Peck
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Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. Here the construction of a planned walled city took fifteen years to build a series of royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other utility buildings. It is one of the best-preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. In Fatehpur Sikri, capital of the Mughal Empire for only ten years, the complex of monuments and temples all in a uniform architectural style includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Within it is the tomb of Salim Chisti many believe that he makes our wishes come true! Lucy Peck goes into the architectural magnificence of the city giving us the history behind the forgotten or ghost city.