View Of Jama Masjid In Agra – Old Photo 1890
This an old 1890 photo of the Jama Masjid or Mosque in Agra. It is easy to guess what Agra is famous for — apparently the Taj Mahal — a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. But not many know that Shah Jahan had also built the Jama Masjid and the Red Fort in Delhi.
Completed in 1648, in honor of his favorite daughter, Jahan Ara Begum. Built with red sandstone the mosque took six years to complete with a workforce of 5000 men. It is one of the largest mosques after the one in Delhi, accommodating around 10,000 people. Agra was the main city or the capital of the Mughal Empire for two centuries (16th and 17th). Also shown are the homes and bazaars outside the mosque.
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Did you know- Shah Jahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi in 1648, creating the new city of Shahjahanabad there.
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