The Marvelous Taj Mahal

By Nadallie Silver

To Start Off

Picture this, you are walking with your family to go see the Taj Mahal. You and your family finally get there.You see the enormous master piece. You wonder why was it built? Who was it built by?

Who is Mumtaz Mahal?

Mumtaz Mahal is the wife of Shah Jahan. Her name means '' Ornament of the Palace.'' She had a wonderful life until... She was giving birth to her fourteenth child and then she died. Her baby was a beautiful baby girl. Shah Jahan was heart-broken

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.


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