Is it a Giant Marshmallow?

By: Mason Fulmer

The magnificent Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. It looks like a giant marshmallow that attracts thousands of people each year. The most amazing fact about it to me is that it took 20,000 workers to build it in 22 years. Why was it built? What was used to build this amazing structure? What is it today? Are the questions you're probably asking, look no further.

Why was the Taj Mahal built?

Did you ever think about how this building was built? In 1632, the emperor of the Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan, started creating the Taj Mahal for his wife. The beautiful structure took 22 years to finally finish from 1632 to 1654. The entire building stands 1,900 feet (580 meters). One interesting fact fact about the Taj Mahal is that at times it appears to be a different color. Can you believe that? I thought it was always plain white each and everyday.

What were the materials used to build the Taj Mahal?

Further more, the Taj Mahal was made of 5 different types of marbles. To move all of the heavy materials more than 1,000 elephants were hired for the job! That's a lot of elephants if you ask me. in an overall count twenty- eight precious and semi- precious stones were used to build the amazing structure. According to a myth items such as diamonds, gold leaf, once covered the Taj Mahal at one time. Is it true or is it false?

What is the Taj Mahal today?

Today, the Taj Mahal is considered to be a mausoleum and one of the most beautiful creations ever. Each year more than one thousand tourist are attracted to this monument. In my opinion the Taj Mahal looks like a enormous marshmallow that is very fancy. A cool fact is that the marble are framed by four minarets.
As you can tell the Taj Mahal is a magnificent structure. It's an important piece of history in India. This beautiful building is still standing. Each day more and more tourist are attracted. Maybe you can be one of those visitors yourself! Would you go to see it?
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The Taj Mahal today still standing and showing off it's beauty to all the tourist and people who live in India.

My Resources:

"Britannica School." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.

"The Taj Mahal." A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014.