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Malik E Maidan: The Monarch of the Plains, as it is referred to, lies inside Sheraza Burj or the Lion’s Gate, and is one of the largest cannons of the medieval times. Fifteen feet in length with a diameter of about five feet, the cannon weighs about 55 tonnes. It was a war trophy erected by Ibrahim Rauza after the Vijayanagar Empire was defeated in the Battle of Talikota in the 16th century. The muzzle was shaped like a lion’s head, crushing an elephant to death in its jaws. Cast in Ahmednagar, it was apparently hauled here by oxen and elephants. less 
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Tue, Apr 2, 2013 4:00 AM EDT