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Constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570, the town of Fatehpur Sikri served as the Mughal Empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years.

Today the well preserved palaces, mosques and courts are inhabited primarily by tourists and those making a living from them.

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