The Taj Mahal

By Nicholas Coughlin

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal was built for Shah Jahan's favorite wife.Her name was Mumtaz Mahal,she died during child birth.The construction started in 1626,and it was completed in 1648.The Taj Mahal was made entirely of Wight Marble and Lapez Lupza.

Who it was built for

Shah Jahan had a temple built for Mumtaz. He named the temple the Taj Mahal (Crowned Palace). It took twenty two years to build the Taj Mahal. In 1626 they started construction. Today the Taj Mahal is one of the eight wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal was built near the Jamuna River. The architects name that desighned by was Ustad'Isa. Unfortunately it will be the last thing he will ever design.

What happened after

After the Taj Mahal was built,Shah Jahan had his minions cut the hands off the architect, and his workers,ensuring that they would never build another of it's kind. Today the Taj Mahal is almost 400 years old! The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River.

After Shah Jahan's death

The Taj Mahal cost 32 million dollars. Shah Jahan died in 1666, eight teen years after completion of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was not just a monument, but a tomb the Taj Mahal houses Mumtaz Mahal Shah Jahan's favorite wife. Shah Jahan was a muslim emperor. The Taj Mahal is not made up of just one religion, but many. Sadly Shah Jahan was killed by one of his top generals. After his death the Taj Mahal was abandoned for many years.

authors note

In my apinion the Taj Mahal is my favorite. It's architectural beauty is unmatched to this day. Some people say that it glows in the light of the full moon. The Taj Mahal is one of the great monuments Shah Jahan had built, but I think it is the best. Near the Taj Mahal they shut down factories, and roads so the pollution would not harm or change the color of the marble.


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