The Great Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal


Have you ever thought about someone being buried in a castle?Well the Taj Mahal in India was built specifically for an empires wife!

Why was it built

The first thing that you need to know that it was made for his wife. The emperor had his favorite wife but she died in child birth so the Taj Mahal was her tomb.Can you imagine that your husband would build a big tomb just for you.

The construction of the taj mahal

They had 2,000 elephants and 20,000 people that was working on the Taj Mahal that's a lot of people. It took them from 1632 to 1648. These are some of the materials they used: marble, semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli, and crystals. Some people say that it is one of the greatest architectural achievement.

The Taj Mahal today

The Taj Mahal is still standing in India. The structure is over 400 years old. There is over 3 million tourist every year.


The Taj Mahal is very interesting and some people are finding more and more mysteries about the Taj Mahal. I hoped you have enjoyed my writing about the Taj Mahal.


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