The Marvelous Taj Mahal
By Nadallie Silver
Who Is Shah Jahan?
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in Agre, India. It stands on the southern bank of Yamna river. Shah Jahan was a cruel leader. The word ''Shah'' Means king of Iran. The Taj Mahal was created because his wife died, Mumtaz Mahal. Her tomb is inside the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan did the some horrible things to his construction workers. For example, he cut off their thumbs because he didn't want them to copy the Taj Mahal. The construction of the Taj Mahal began around 1632 and ended around 1653.
What Does the Taj Mahal Include?
There is four slender towers or a slim, narrow, thin tower. It has an reflection pool and a garden. There is also a mosque or a building for Muslim prayers. There is a massive central dome. Around the central dome there is four smaller domes that surround it. It is huge and made up of white marble.
Last But Not Least
Unfortunately, Shah Jahan died on January 22,1666.The Taj Mahal was a successful accomplishment. It is still standing today. It is very famous everywhere. You can go to the Taj Mahal today. The Taj Mahal was known as the Romantic Palace.