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date: 15 December 2019

Fatehpur Sikri [Fatḥpur Sīkrī; Fatehpur Sīkri.]locked

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[Fatḥpur Sīkrī; Fatehpur Sīkri.]

Town in Uttar Pradesh, India, 40 km from Agra. It is situated adjacent to a lake (now dry) on a long narrow ridge (see fig.); red sandstone of fine quality was quarried from the ridge from an early date, and the town is known mainly for a red sandstone palace complex built by the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605).

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Encyclopaedia of Islam (Leiden, 1954–)