Have you ever thought about where you wanted to be buried? Mumtaz Mahal ( the wife of the builder of the Taj Mahal ) was buried in the Taj Mahal after dieing while giving birth.
Why the Taj Mahal was built.
In honor of Mumtaz Mahal her husband built the Taj Mahal meaning ' crown of places'. In 1631 Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth to Mumtaz and her husbands 14th child. She was buried in the Taj Mahal.
Construction of the Taj Mahal
During the construction of the Taj Mahal there was 28 different verieties of semi-precious stones built to the Taj Mahal. The cost of the Taj Mahal was an amazing amount of money. It costed 32 million Indian rupees ( or a US $1 billion ) to build. The Taj Mahal had so many supplies that it took 1,000 elephants to transport the supplies to the work site. To protect the main dome the four pillars slanted away from it so that if they collapsed it wouldn't fall on the tombs.
Taj Mahal today
Now days the Taj Mahal stands 561 feet tall and costs a US $8 billion.
There is so much to learn about the Taj Mahal. It would be a nice place to travel with your family and adventure the fancy detail of the marble and its features.
Where the info was gathered
The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. "Taj Mahal (mausoleum, Agra, India)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.