The Taj Mahal

The 8th wonder of the ancient world

The Taj Mahal

You open the door leading to a well known palace, the Taj Mahal. You know grave robbers could have stolen everything, but you keep going. You stop and fall to your knees as the Taj Mahal comes into view. You think to yourself, "How did they build this?"

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!

Present day Taj Mahal

Present day Taj Mahal isn't so great. The white marble is turning yellow. It is missing some items for its decoration. Like I said, they were probably stolen. People still come to it today though. Each year people flood they Taj, mostly tourist.


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.