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Ruqaiya Sultan Begum

Ruqaiya Sultan Begum Padshah Begum Shahzadi of the Mughal Empire Empress consort of the Mughal Empire Predecessor Bega Begum Successor Saliha Banu Begum Died 19 January 1626 (aged 83–84)[1] Agra, Mughal Empire (modern day India) Burial Gardens of Babur, Kabul … Continue reading

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Ala-ud-din Khilji’s tomb and madrasa

Ala-ud-din Khilji’s tomb and madrasa Alauddin Khilji’s Madrasa, which also has his tomb to the south, ca 1316 AD At the back of the complex, southwest of the mosque, stands an L-shaped construction, consisting of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb dating ca … Continue reading

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The Khilji-Allauddin Khilji

“The Khilji dynasty was named after a village in Afghanistan. Jalal-ud-din Khilji overthrew Balban’s successors and founded the Khilji Dynasty, which ruled large parts of South Asia between 1290 and 1320. His own nephew and son-in-law Alauddin Khilji, killed Jalal-ud-din … Continue reading

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Begum Samru

Begum Samru Joanna Nobilis Sombre (ca 1753– 27 January 1836), a convert Catholic Christian, popularly known as Begum Samru and also, as Begum Sumru, (née Farzana Zeb un-Nissa) started her career as a Nautch (dancing) girl in 18th century India, … Continue reading

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Dargah Qadam Shareef

  Inner Tomb Complex . The Dargah Qadam Sharif in Paharganj, Delhi consists of a small tomb complex, built in 1375-1376 CE, it also houses a mosque, a madrasa and a shrine (“dargah”), which is surrounded by a massive gated … Continue reading

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Facts about Ancient Egypt

1. Cleopatra was not Egyptian. Along with King Tut, perhaps no figure is more famously associated with ancient Egypt than Cleopatra VII. But while she was born in Alexandria, Cleopatra was actually part of a long line of Greek Macedonians … Continue reading

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EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS

Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent man-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique … Continue reading

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Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Internet Article The popular view of life in ancient Egypt is often that it was a death-obsessed culture in which powerful pharaohs forced the people to labor at constructing pyramids and temples and, at an unspecified time, enslaved the Hebrews … Continue reading

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Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt. She reigned between 1473 and 1458 B.C. Her name means “foremost of noblewomen.” Her rule was relatively peaceful and she was able to launch a building program that … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

For all ancient people, the world was filled with mystery. Much of what they experienced in the world around them was unknowable and frightening. The ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses represented aspects of the Egyptians’ natural and “supernatural” surroundings and … Continue reading

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