The Taj Mahal

By:Kalie Horton

MY ARTICLE

Shah Jahan had three wives. One was so amazing he decided to build an empire for her. The empire was named Taj Mahal. It was made out of white marble. I was beautiful, it was breath taking . You couldn't imagine it.

THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE TAJ MAHAL

The architecture of the Taj Mahal represented India's rich history. The architecture was based on four things, grace,scale,power, and beauty. Shah Jahan didn't want the Taj Mahal to be only on the architecture of India. Since he didn't want it to only be on the architecture of India he combined Islam,Persian,Ottoman,Turkish, and Indian. The architecture of the Taj Mahal was well thought out.

THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TAJ MAHAL

The construction of the Taj Mahal took from 1632-1653 to build. The Taj Mahal was built out of white marble as its outer cover. It took a-lot of expensive materials to build the empire Shah Jahan wanted. Some examples of materials used to construct the Taj Mahal are stones,plaster,tiles,geometric designs,and wood. The construction of the Taj Mahal took over 1000's of workers and bankrupted an empire.

WHO WAS IT BUILT FOR?

The Taj Mahal was built for Mumtax Mahal. Mumtax was Shah Jahan's third wife. When Mumtax Died by having their fourteenth baby ShaH Jahan decided to build a tomb for her. The Taj Mahal was named after Mumtax mahal. After all that's who it was built for her.

FINAL INFORMATION

Unfortunatly, Shah Jahan died on January 22,1666. The Taj Mahal was a breath taking structure. It combined so many diffrent styles of culture. The Taj Mahal was and still is a wonderful building with 1000's of visitors every year. The Taj Mahal has a wonderful story behind it with lots of heart.

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