Bernier, François, Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1656-1668

(Westminster, Eng. :  Constable,  1891.)



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DEHLI AND AGRA                       299

judge whether I had not sufficient ground for asserting
that the mausoleum of Tage Mehale is an astonishing work.
It is possible I may have imbibed an Indian taste; but I
decidedly think that this monument deserves much more
to be numbered among the wonders of the world than the
pyramids of Egypt, those unshapen masses which when I
had seen them twice yielded me no satisfaction, and
which are nothing on the outside but heaps of large stones
piled in the form of steps one upon another, while within
there is very little that is creditable either to human skill
or to human invention.
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