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Oct 19, 2014

The Jantar Mantar Observatory - Delhi c1858

The Jantar Mantar Observatory - Delhi c1858

The Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The site is one of five built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.
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Photographer: Felice Beato
Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.