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The Mughals

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1360201.  Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:58 am Reply with quote

Two little known facts discovered while preparing a virtual talk for our local U3A:

1 The father of the first emperor Babur was killed while feeding his pigeons. The dovecote collapsed and he was thrown into a ravine.

2 The second emperor Humayun was killed when he left his library with an armful of books and fell down a steep flight of highly polished stone steps.

An accident-prone gene in there somewhere? (The next emperor Akbar did manage to reign for nearly 50 years, though.)

1360382.  Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:54 pm Reply with quote

That does sound a bit disaster-prone! I'm going to move this to the Quite Interestrings forum, where we put interesting bits and pieces - welcome to the forums :-)

1360455.  Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:12 am Reply with quote

Welcome rslessor, which U3A do you belong to?


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