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        Trade During the Mughal Empire

        The Mughal Empire was perfectly situated between east and west, and as such it became a pass through via the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean or by land via the Silk Road for all those wishing to trade. Rice, textiles, tobacco, and metals were some of the items exported by the empire. Common imports included spices, sugar, oil, horses, and textiles from Asian countries.

        Explore the resources included in this Media Gallery. As you look at them, think about the way trade was an important part of the Mughal Empire.

         

        Court of the Shah Tahmasp, 1573-76

        This artwork depicts Offering Bearers at the Reception for the Ambassador of the Grand Moghul at the Court of the Shah Tahmasp, 1573-76. Persian School, (16th century); Persian. Medium: fresco. Date: 16th Century. Porteurs d'offrande; reception de l'ambassadeur du Grand Mogol a la cour du Chah Tahm

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        The Mughals & Key Details

        Join host John Green to learn about the Mughal Empire, which ruled large swaths of the Indian Sub-Continent from 1526 to (technically) 1857.

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        Treasures of the World: Taj Mahal

        A website providing information about the building of the Taj Mahal during the Mughal Empire.

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        Map of the Mughal Empire

        The map at the top of this webpage shows the strength and breadth of the Mughal Empire in 1600-1700.

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