The Taj Mahal
The 8th wonder of the ancient world
The Taj Mahal's building
To answer this question, the Taj Mahal, or Taj for short, was build in the early mid 1600's. It was made from thousands of pounds of white marble, a very expensive building material. Scientist theorize that there was once a diamond plate in the Taj, but was stolen. The Taj took twenty one years to make in total.
The story behind the Taj Mahal
So you're probably wondering, "Why did the build it?" The Taj Mahal is actually a tomb. It was built in honor of emperor Shaun Juan's third wife, giving birth to there fourteenth child. The palace was a symbol of the emperor's love for his wife. Some people say that the Taj Mahal is haunted!
The Taj might not mean much to you, but to the people of India the Taj is one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Even though it is turning yellow and is missing some items, in my opinion makes the eighth wonder of the world.