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Jaipur was established in 1727 by the Maharaja Jai Singh II, who shifted his capital here from the Amber Fort. From the beginning, the Maharaja wanted a city that married ancient traditions with modern needs – and so, surprisingly for … Continue reading
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In 1727, the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Amber moved his capital city and residence from the Amber Fort to a new city he would call Jaipur (Jai’s City). In that city, he built a palace that would come … Continue reading
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The Amber Fort, also known as the Amer Fort, is the ancestral seat of the Maharajas of Jaipur. The fort is not named for its colour, but for the town it sits in, called Amer. Perched impossibly on a hill-top, … Continue reading
Tagged Amber Fort, Amer Fort, Architecture, Heritage, History, India, Jaipur, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Rajasthan, The Grand Tour, Travel
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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan is probably the best known of the Emperors. He reigned from 1628 – 1658, a short 30-year reign. But during his reign he would also commission a grand number of buildings across the capitals of … Continue reading
Tagged Agra, Architecture, Heritage, History, India, Mehtab Bagh, Mughal Architecture, Mughal Empire, Mumtaz Mahal, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal, The Grand Tour, Travel
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In 1563, the Emperor Akbar, the third of the Mughal Emperors, entered Agra and made it his capital. Initially, he lived here, in what would become the Agra fort, on the banks of Yamuna River. But in 1571, he would … Continue reading
Tagged Agra, Agra Fort, Akbar, Akbar the Great, Architecture, Fatehpur Sikri, Heritage, History, India, Mughal Empire, Port and Princely Cities of the Subcontinent, The Grand Tour, Travel
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Our new ACM Treasures – Collection Highlights publication just hit the shelves! It serves as our interim “Best of Asian Civilisations Museum” catalogue, until our permanent galleries are completely finished and re-opened in end 2019. In my Introduction to the … Continue reading
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South of Fort and Pettah sits the suburb of Cinnamon Gardens. Its name is a reference to what used to stand here in the Dutch period – acres and acres of cinnamon orchards. Its name is also a reference to … Continue reading