The Tomb of the the third Mughal Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605-1613 and set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Emperor Akbar himself commenced its construction around 1600, according to Central Asian tradition to commence the construction of one's tomb during one's lifetime. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it, after his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613. The south gate is the largest, with four white marble chhatri

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The Tomb of the the third Mughal Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605) is an important Mughal architectural masterpiece, built 1605-1613 and set in 48 Ha (119 acres) of grounds in Sikandra, a suburb of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Emperor Akbar himself commenced its construction around 1600, according to Central Asian tradition to commence the construction of one's tomb during one's lifetime. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it, after his death, Akbar's son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605-1613. The south gate is the largest, with four white marble chhatri

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