By Elijah Smith
Have you ever heard of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was first built in 1631. The man who built the Taj Mahal was Shah Jahan he dedicated it to his wife who died Mumatz Mahal.
How long it took to build the glorious Taj Mahal
It took 22 years to build the TajMahal. It took 20,000 men to build it that is alot of men. The height of it is 240 feet and 73 meters inside the dome. The mahal has lapis stones in the inside of the building they're like marbles. Some workers even came from Europe to help build it. Many precious stones were ripped of from its walls by the Britishers during the Indian rebellion in 1857.
How famous the Taj Mahal was
People all around the world came to see the greatest building ever built. Some people even came from Europe. They even came from the United States and continents. It was so famous it attracted 2-4 million people. They had turned it into a museum.Children under 15 years of age couldn't enter. The timings were sunrise to sunset and Fridays were closed.
What the Taj Mahal looks like today
It has humongous Lapps stones. The dome is made out of millions of marbles. It is tall, white and lots of people still go there today. It has these 5 poles called the Five Pillars. The location is Agra Utter Pradesh India. Aurangzebs ruled the Taj Mahal from 1658- 1707.
It took quite a while to build the Taj Mahal. It was known for how great it was and how big it was that is why it one of the eight wonders of the world.