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Taj Mahal

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Gelli Ilagan

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Transcript of Taj Mahal

>The Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mogul ruler Shah Jahan to honor the memory and enshrine the body of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Why was Taj Mahal built?
When was Taj Mahal built?
> The construction of Taj Mahal was started in 1631 and completed at the end of 1653. For twenty- two years, twenty thousand workmen are said to be employed daily, for their accommodation they lived in a small town.
The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Indian and Islamic architectural styles.
What Hemisphere is Taj Mahal in?
> Taj Mahal is in the northern and Eastern Hemisphere.
Gelli Ilagan
Taj Mahal
Coordinates:
> 27. 1742* North

> 78.0419* East
Geographical Location
>Taj mahal is near a river that is called 'Yamuna River'. Yamuna River is worshiped by Hinduism, also worshiped as Goddess Yamuna.

Who built Taj Mahal?
The Taj Mahal Architects were:
>Ustad Ahmad Lahouri
>Ustad Isa
What was its Legacy?
Why is it declared a landmark?
Tourist Population
Interesting Facts:
>The Taj Mahal appears pink in the morning, white in the day and changes its color to golden in the moon light.
>The pillars surrounding Taj Mahal are slightly tilted outwards so that if an earthquake happens they will fall away from the tomb.
>Emperor Shah Jahan ordered that every worker's hands be chopped off immediately after construction, so that no one could ever recreate the Taj Mahal
Bibliography:
> http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/taj-mahal-landmark.htm
Why did she die?
She died from giving birth to their 14th child.
> Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks in 2013 because, of its architecture and aesthetic beauty.
>http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/history-and-culture/taj-mahal-ranked-third-among-worlds-top-landmarks/article4866045.ece
The Taj Mahal attracts 2-4 million visitors annually, with more than 200,000 from overseas.
> The architecture was globally inspired.
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