Taj Mahal Oddessey

Do you really know every thing about the Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal

Long, long ago, in a country far, far away. Near the year 1638 a masterpiece was being built . That is where our Oddessey will begin about the Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal complex

The complex of the Taj Mahal is most extraordinary because the outside is made of white marble, and the white marble glitters when sun or moon light shines on it. Also the main gate is lined with red sandstone and semi-precious gems such as amethyst, turquoise, lapis lazuli, crystal, and jade. The only con about the complex was that the inside is lonely and dark.

some of the types of stones used in the complex

Why was it built?

The reason why the Taj Mahal was built because when the the Mugal emporer Shah Jahn's favored wife died. Her name was Arjum Banu Bagum. She died while giving birth the couples 14th child. He then spent 8.2 billion dollars on building the Taj Mahal through out the next decade

The Taj Mahal Today

Today the Taj Mahal still stands where it originaly was. Although due to polution the white marble is being eroded away

In Conclusion

All in all, The Taj Mahal was a unique blend of multiple cultures. Plus Shah Jahn must've really loved his wife to build it for her. I hoped you learn something from this today.