Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Taj Mahal

Author: Alysia English

The Taj Mahal is a marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.There is a lot of stories and history behind the architect of the Taj Mahal. “The Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument that stands at the heart of India has a story that has been melting the hearts of millions of listeners since the time it has been visible.” The Taj Mahal is what it is today, because of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. Their love story was inspiration for the building of The Taj Mahal.“The Taj Mahal immortalizes one man's love for his wife and the splendor of an era.” According to National Geographic, the taj mahal is considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/world-heritage/taj-mahal/, which I agree to, 110 percent. Not only is the building itself beautiful, the story and history that go along with it as well. 


This video tells of the history behind The Taj Mahal. And how the love that Shah Jahan had for his wife helped create one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. It was said to take 22 years and 22,000 people to build this wonderful building. 

Works Cited:

"Treasures of the World | Taj Mahal - PBS." 10 Oct. 2013  

 "Welcome To Official WebSite of Taj Mahal-U.P.Tourism." 2010. 10 Oct. 2013  
            <http://tajmahal.gov.in/>