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The galleries and hallways that remain within the precinct of the Kuthub Minar, Delhi, show a very creative style of vaulting technology – where even domes have been engineered. It is a building methodology that is found pretty much throughout "ancient" India and reaches its zenith with some of the structures erected by the Moghul Emperors and in places like the abandoned palace City of Fatepur Sikri. © Claude Avézard, All Rights Reserved. www.vivendum.info

The galleries and hallways that remain within the precinct of the Kuthub Minar, Delhi, show a very creative style of vaulting technology – where even domes have been engineered. It is a building methodology that is found pretty much throughout "ancient" India and reaches its zenith with some of the structures erected by the Moghul Emperors and in places like the abandoned palace City of Fatepur Sikri. © Claude Avézard, All Rights Reserved. www.vivendum.info

Emperor of India, Teinopalpus imperialis, one of the rarest butterflies in the world

Emperor of India, Teinopalpus imperialis, one of the rarest butterflies in the world

Mogul emerald is a magnificent carved emerald, with a rich history, belonging to the period of the last of the four great Mughal Emperors of India, dating back to late 1690's. The dates corresponds to the period of rule of Emperor Aurangzeb. It is one of the largest of all inscribed emeralds known to exist in different collections and the only known carved and dated emerald of the classic Mughal period.

Mogul Emerald - One of the Largest Emeralds in the World

Mogul emerald is a magnificent carved emerald, with a rich history, belonging to the period of the last of the four great Mughal Emperors of India, dating back to late 1690's. The dates corresponds to the period of rule of Emperor Aurangzeb. It is one of the largest of all inscribed emeralds known to exist in different collections and the only known carved and dated emerald of the classic Mughal period.

This year’s special exhibit is titled “India’s Hidden Natural Treasures” and will include the “Emperor of India,” a 10-kilogram aquamarine crystal from Karur, in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. The “Emperor of India” aquamarine is now in the collection of private Italian collector Adalberto Giazotto. (Photo courtesy Mineralientage München)

This year’s special exhibit is titled “India’s Hidden Natural Treasures” and will include the “Emperor of India,” a 10-kilogram aquamarine crystal from Karur, in the Indian state of Tamilnadu. The “Emperor of India” aquamarine is now in the collection of private Italian collector Adalberto Giazotto. (Photo courtesy Mineralientage München)

The decline of the Mughal empire Indian disunity contributed to British success. By the beginning of the 19th century, India was Britain’s colonial possession. Indian ports were vital to to British sea power.  This was the Mughal empire before Britain took it.

The decline of the Mughal empire Indian disunity contributed to British success. By the beginning of the 19th century, India was Britain’s colonial possession. Indian ports were vital to to British sea power. This was the Mughal empire before Britain took it.

The Great Mughal Emperors of India 1526 - 1707

The Great Mughal Emperors of India 1526 - 1707

The Imperial Crown of India was made for King George V to wear at the Delhi Durbar in 1911, when he was acclaimed Emperor of India. The Imperial State Crown cannot be taken out of England.

The Imperial Crown of India was made for King George V to wear at the Delhi Durbar in 1911, when he was acclaimed Emperor of India. The Imperial State Crown cannot be taken out of England.

Emperor Of India Swallowtail RARE Teinopalpus Imperialis Real Butterfly In Museum Quality Display

Emperor Of India Swallowtail RARE Teinopalpus Imperialis Real Butterfly In Museum Quality Display

Religious Gathering. Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Jesuits at Akbar's court.

Finding Tolerance In Akbar, The Philosopher-King

Religious Gathering. Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Jesuits at Akbar's court.

StateThe Imperial Crown of India was created when King George V visited Delhi as Emperor of India. To prevent the pawning of the Crown Jewels, British law prohibited the removal of a Crown Jewel from the country. For this reason, a new crown was made. It has not been used since.

StateThe Imperial Crown of India was created when King George V visited Delhi as Emperor of India. To prevent the pawning of the Crown Jewels, British law prohibited the removal of a Crown Jewel from the country. For this reason, a new crown was made. It has not been used since.

Blog - Highlights from the Exhibition Akbar: The Great Emperor of India

Blog - Highlights from the Exhibition Akbar: The Great Emperor of India

Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat Darya-i-Nur

Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat Darya-i-Nur