The Taj Mahal

By:Jasmine Antonio

Where's the end

commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his cherished wife. The Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna river in Agra, India. The famed mausoleum complex, built over more than 20 years.

Its one of the most outstanding examples of mughal architecture, which combined India. Persian and Islamic influences. At its center is the Taj Mahal itself, built of shimmering white marble that seems to change color depending in the sunlight or moonlight hitting its surface.

Designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. It remains one of the worlds most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India's rich history. in 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died after, giving birth to the couples 14th child. Named the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum was constructed of the white marble in laid with semi-precious stones.

Forming intricate designs in a technique known as Petra Dura. It was surrounded by four slender towers or minerals, stood at the corners. In accordance with Islamic tradition. The rest of the Taj Mahal complex included a main gateway of red sandstone and a square garden.

traditional Mughal building practice would allow no future alterations. As the story goes shah Jahan intended to build a second grand mausoleum in fact,Aurangzeb( Shah Jahan's third son with Mumtaz Mahal.