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Art Prezi

Art project

Jackie Wong

on 28 February 2012

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The Taj Mahal It is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built in the 17th century. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen both locals and workers from abroad. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr In memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Background Info Economic Impact The main economic impact of the Taj Mahal is tourism, it streams a lot of income for India as a world heritage site, which draws a lot of tourists to visit India. Political Impact Political impacts of the Taj Mahal was a lot greater in the time when it was built, it affected most of the Islamic powers (i.e. Ottoman Empire), it became the most complicated mosque made with very distinct characteristics. Social Impact The Taj Mahal is almost like an icon for the Indian people, it is one of the most famous building and most locals are proud of it, not only is it a landmark, it is also a religous place as it is a mosque, and many muslims travel there as pilgrims to worship. Own Opinion My opinion on the Taj Mahal is that it is an amazing piece of architecture, not only does it look cool with the white marble domes and is perfectly symetrical, it is also something which I have always wanted to visit.
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