Tuesday, August 21, 2007


The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum situated in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor ShahJahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Building began in 1632 and was completed in 1648. Some argument surrounds the question of who designed the Taj; it is clear a team of designers and craftsmen were in charge for the design, with Ustad Isa carefully the most likely candidate as the main designer.
The Taj Mahal sometimes called "the Taj is generally known as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian and Indian. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most memorable part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an included complex of structures. It was planned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

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