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The Taj Mahal
Transcript of The Taj Mahal
shah's third wife died giving birth to her fourteenth child with Shah emperor and Mumtaz were inseperable Links He built it in her honor: the Taj Mahal took 22 years to complete employed over 20,000 workers men, mules, elephants and hoist and beam pulleys worked together to create the magnificent structure WHAT IT TOOK cost over 32 million rupees to build
(1 rupee= $45.5438 U.S. dollars) workers paid only 3/4 a rupee per month completed in the 1643 C.E. The Building Itself: Built mainly of Makrana white marble perfectly symmetrical Interior and exterior walls are covered with: calligraphic designs, screens inlay work and semiprecious stones Makrana white marble At different times of the day the marble appears to be different colors. This changing in color was meant to be compared to the changing mood of a woman. The color of the marble appears to be pink in the morning, milky during the evening, and gold in the moonlight. thank you for watching please enjoy the cake! diagonal passageways connect interior octagonal chambers