All about the Taj Mahal! Bye Niamh

Our topic is all about famous buildings so here is some facts about the Taj Mahal!

Who built the Taj Mahal in India?
Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal. Originally built by Emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb his wife, the Taj Mahal remains an architectural marvel of the modern world. Introduction. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife.

Where is the Taj Mahal located?
The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the River Yamuna and is easily accessible by road.

How long did the Taj Mahal take to build?

Taj mahal , a sign of love is a great monument build in the reign of king Shahjahan also known as ” Khurram”. The monument was build in the memory of his loved ones ” Begam Mumtaj “. It takes about 20 years to build Taj mahal.

How was the Taj Mahal constructed?
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. It is believed over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana, Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China.

Here are some other facts about it!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Taj Mahal is shrouded in myth and there have been many legends which have cropped up over the years. The cost of construction of the Taj Mahal was around Rs.320 million.Another popular myth around the Taj Mahal is that after the construction of the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan cut off the hands of all the workers so that such a structure could not be built again. Fortunately, this is not true. 

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