The Jewel of Muslim Art
The Taj Mahal
The Crown of Palaces
@1592 Shah Jahan was born on January 15.
@1593 Mumtaz Mahal was born.
@1612 Shah Jahan married Mumtaz Muhal.
@1627 Shah Jahan became emperor.
@1631 Mumtaz Mahl died following childbirth.
@1632 Construction of the Taj Mahal, Mumtaz Mahal's tomb, began
@1643 The mausoleum and some of the surrounding buildings were completed.
@1653 The rest of the surrounding buildings and gardens were completed.
@1666 Shah Jahan died and is buried next to Mumtaz Mahal, his favorite wife.
@1861 The Archeological Survey was created to preserve monuments of India and to
restore the Taj Mahal and other buildings.
The Happy Couple
Shah Jahan and his third, but most favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal
Did you know that there are four replicas or at least structures that are named with the Taj Mahal in mind? They are the Taj Mahal Bangladesh, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Tripoli Shrine Temple, and the Trump Taj Mahal.