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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Deogiri Fort: Photo 23

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There was another way up the cliff, too. Ibn Battuta saw it. He wrote that the summit could be reached "by a ladder made of leather, which is taken up at night." Fun!

In his day, there must have been a lot more city to gaze upon: now there is little more than the city wall and the courtyard of the mosque. Around the city, he reported "grapes and pomegranates, both of which produce fruit twice in the year. It is one of the largest and most important of the provinces in respect of taxes and land revenue, on account of its dense population and the extent of its territory...."

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