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comparing the Taj Mahal and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

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Nathan Kerchensky

on 16 January 2014

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Comparing the Taj Mahal and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Did it stand the test of time?
located in Agra, India
made of white marble and semi-precious stones
It also consists of domes, gateways of red sandstone, and divided gardens
Located at Halicarnassus (Bodrum, Turkey)
140 feet tall
3 levels
made of white marble, is full of statues, and has a courtyard
The Taj Mahal
Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan married Muslim Persian princess Mumtaz Mahal
Mumtaz died giving birth to 14th child
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a burial monument
Did it stand the test of time?
Uniqueness in Detail
Uniqueness in Detail
built between 350 and 353 B.C
designed by Pythius of Priene and Satyros who were both famous architects
was a tomb for King Mausolus
built by King Mausolus and finished by Queen Artemisia II of Caria
damaged in the 13th century by an earthquake and finally destroyed by crusaders in 1522 A.D.
By Talia M.
Nathan K.
Haley B.

At its time, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was a site to behold! Unfortunately at this day and age, it doesn't stand at all. The Taj Mahal has withstood many earthquakes and still stands for tourists to see today. That's why we think the Taj Mahal should replace the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus as the 5th wonder of the ancient world.
nobody wants to destroy this beautiful building

Taj Mahal Panorama
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