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Ahmad Shah, on his succession to the Sultanate, moved the capital from Anhilwar Patan (on the Saraswati) to its present site on the east bank of the Sabarmati River. (The year was 1411 AD.) Anhilwar Patan had been the capital from the middle of the 8th century. The new Sultan was concerned about security issues and thought that a location further to the south and east would be safer. The fort, now old Ahmadabad, covered the same approximate area as the one in the former capital. There are 10 gates to the fort, 4 of which are on the northern side. The Delhi gate is the third of these four, counting from the river. This view is looking south early in the day.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-04-23
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/5.6, 1/250 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2010-11-01 4:03
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