Ancient, But Shiny


Picture this.....

A huge mausoleum made of marble, your tour guide leads you inside, as you see the beautifully created crafted rooms, lined with every gem imaginable! There's only one place you could be. The one and only, Taj Mahal!

Part 1: a little bit of history

The creator of the Taj Mahal is Shah Jahan. And at that time he was the ruler of India at the time, then he got married to Muzam Mahal, and they lived for a very long time. But then, Mahal gave birth to the 14th child, and in child birth, she passed away. A grieving Shah wanted a good burial place for her, and the construction of the Taj Mahal began!

Part 2: Construction

The construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632 and lasted for 22 years, each worker working the entire time, After it was finished, Mahal's body was buried underground, below garden level. Also the Taj Mahal is also built out of jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst, and turquoise.

Part 3: End

The Taj Mahal is a beautiful temple and still stands today. With over 3 mil. people touring it today, It is known as the most beautiful temple in the world. Oh, And did you know that congress shut down factories to keep it clean? Well, I think I want to see it sometime.


Britannica School