Built near the much older Sikri, the historical city of Fatehabad, as it was first named, was constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570. (His “city” was largely a mosque and palace complex.) It remained his capital until 1580s; inadequate water supply forced the evacuation of the city in 1605. Two of the buildings of the palace complex are the Diwan-i-Aam (public audience hall) and the Panch Mahal, a five-storied palatial structure, the highest building of the civic area. The fifth level consists of a large domed chatri. Each of its five receding tiers is open on all sides; a place from which Akbar could see and be seen. Facing east, it may have been associated with the daily viewing of the emperor at sunrise, a practice that Akbar instituted.