Four Architectural Wonders Of India

Fatehphur Sikri

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Fatehpur Sikri

Built in the 16th century, Fatehpur Sikri is a stunning city of Mughal design that combines Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist elements. The building shows off its sheer brilliance with stunning courtyards leading to a great mosque, a beautiful Gateway of Triumph, a drum house, 5-story palace and a tomb.

Fatehpur Sikri

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Fatehphur Sikri

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Mankind’s Greatest Libraries

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Mankind’s Greatest Libraries: The Bodleian, United Kingdom

Bodleian Library

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If you want access to this seminal European library, you must agree to a formal declaration. While the “Bud’s” roots can be traced further than its oft-cited 1602 founding, Oxford University’s Bodleian Library has a heritage as rich as its book collection.

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Russia’s Most Astonishing Architecture


Sutyagin House

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Former gangster Nikolai Sutyagin called this “wooden skyscraper” home before it was destroyed earlier this year. The family home was 13 stories high and was built over 15 years. It was dubbed a fire hazard in 2008 and condemned to demolition in 2009.

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Komsomolskaya

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