AF: Your Boss – Worth His Weight in Gold?

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Today, we examine an emperor’s curious payment for schooling his sons.

Note: Interestingly, the Emperor also enacted a ceremony where once or twice a year the weight of himself or one of his sons would be measured in gold and given out to charity!

 

 

 

 

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archaeology Akbar Mughal empire emperor Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak history Mughal empire boss gold sons weight Akbarnama poet scholar payment supposed Danish pastry

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