The Biggest Burial Site

The Most Amazing Thing Since Sliced Marble!

WOW!

Have you ever thought about where you want to be buried? How about the biggest mausoleum in the world? Sorry, but the Taj Mahal is only for two people: Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Let's look and see what the Taj is really about.

22 Years of Hard Work.

So, you wanna learn about the Taj Mahal? Well, how about we start on the construction of the Taj. It's made completely out of marble and semi-precious stones. It also took a lot of people and ELEPHANTS to build it too. Around 20,000 people and around 1,000 elephants helped in the building of the Taj Mahal. But it still took about 22 YEARS to build. But even after the Taj was done, the workers still didn't get a break because Shah had their fingers cut off! This was only to make sure that they didn't build a replica of the Taj. The building costed about 35,000,000 rupees, or 8,000,000 current U.S. Dollars! Shah couldn't pay the workers, so he was thrown into prison.

The Attempt to Describe The Most Beautiful Building in The World.

We all have to agree, the Taj Mahal does look pretty cool, so how about you learn even more about the inside and out of it? Let's start on the outside. The central dome is around 240 feet tall! It also seems to change color due to the intensity of the sun and moon. It's also 360 years old! That's one old building! The Taj Mahal was built in Agra, On the bank of the Yamuna River. The inside is covered with gems like ruby, sapphire, and much more!

The Purpose.

So, why did Shah build the Taj Mahal again? Oh yeah, he built for his wife Mumtaz Mahal after she died while giving birth to his 14th child. He must have loved his wife! Shah had also planned to build another mausoleum for himself, but he actually got buried next to his wife after he died.

This Would be One Great Vacation Spot!

So, the Taj Mahal must have been pretty cool. I bet you wanna go now too! Well next time you go on vacation, ask your parents if you can go to the Taj Mahal!

Sources

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