Taj Mahal

Seven Wonders of the World

What is it?

Have you ever dreamed, about a building being built for you? Well there was a lady that a building was built for her, but is was not a wonderful thing. Mumtaz Mahal was married to a man by the name of Shah Jahal. They had thirteen children together. Mumtaz was giving birth to her fourteenth child when tragically she died. Shah built a building to remember her, this building took over 22 years to build, However is it one amazing masterpiece today.

Construction

The construction of the Taj Mahal was a very long process. The Taj Mahal took over 22 years to build with a workforce of over 2000 people(Davies). The whole world was amazed by it. People from all around the world came to admire it. A women that came to see the Taj Mahal said,"It is a wonderful and beautiful sight, it is one of the best things I have ever seen." (History.com) Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and ended in 1653(TajMahal.org.uk) The Taj Mahal was built to remember Shah Jahan's second wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
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Picture

The picture above was inspired by the Taj Mahal from a student at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts.

Reasoning

Mumtaz Mahal died in 1630 which started the construction of the Taj Mahal. Mumtaz died after giving birth to her fourteenth child(history.com). The chief architect of the building is Ustado Ahmad. The building was constructed of white marble, with designs all over the inside of the building. Most of the drawings in the building were representing Mumtaz's life( sscnet.ucla.edu). The Taj Mahal was 20 stories tall and had four towers around the walls of the building(Davies).

Finishing Touch

The finished building is said to be one of the most time consumed projects ever. People from all over the world came to see the building(history.com). Gary from Canada stated," It is the most beautiful thing in the world, all the work that was put into building this is wonderful, I also love the reason for this building." Gary came to see the building in May of 2002 (sscnet.ucla.com). When Mumtaz died she was cremated and placed inside the building, this building was built to be a tomb for Mumtaz.

Credit

"Manas: Culture, Architecture of India, Taj Mahal." Manas: Culture, Architecture of India, Taj Mahal. Web. 11 Dec.


"Taj Mahal." - UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.

"The Taj Mahal." History.com. A&E Television Networks. Web. 11 Dec. 2015.