Facts about the Taj Mahal

By: Newman Rodgers

Do you think that the Taj Mahal could be one of the Eight Wonders of the World? Is it really a tomb? Did it really only take twenty-two years to be constructed? And were there only twenty-thousand workers? What do you think?

Where is it???

Behind the Taj Mahal is the Jamuna River. Along the southern bank of the Yamana River in Agra/India stands the Taj Mahal. Its located in Agra in the Ultar Predesh region of northern India. The Himalayas suround the area of India that the Taj Mahal stands on. Delhi and the Ganges River also surround or border the Taj Mahal.
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During the construction of the Taj Mahal around 1,000 elephants were used to transport materials for building. Its built out of shimmering white marble. The marble changes color depending on moonlight or sunlight. Belive it or not twenty-eight types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble. It took twenty-two years to be constructed. And about twenty-thousand people helped build the Taj Mahal. It also took twelve years to complete the plinth and tomb. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

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The Taj Mahal is a famous maulasium. The Taj Mahal was built to be a tomb. The Taj Mahal today is one of the Eight Wonders of the World. At the front of the Taj Mahal is a reflection pool. The reflection pool at the White House was built off of the one at the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is a really cool Maulisium. I think that it is cool that around 1,000 elephants were used to transport materials for building. And that about twenty-thousand people helped build the Taj Mahal. And the reflection pool has to be a really cool add-on to the Taj Mahal. Who would think of that? If you want to learn more about the Taj Mahal visit the following websites.

Bibliography

Engineering.facts.http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/engineering/tajmahal.html.15 November.2014.

Taj Mahal.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal.15 November.2014.

The Taj Mahal.http://www.history.com/topics/taj-mahal.15 November.2014.

The Taj Mahal, India.http://www.islamicity.com/culture/taj/default.htm.15 November.2014.