Taj Mahal

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Who knew that one of the 7 wonders of the world would be made from marble?

The Taj Mahal is an ivory -white marble vault on the south bank of the Yamuna river in India. it was commissioned in 1632 by the emperor at the time Mughal emperor shah jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The wonderful creation incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and Mughal architecture. One of the most spectacular future about this wonder is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb. The dome is about 35 meters high which is pretty much close to the measurement of the base.

The Taj Mahal is built on a parcel of land to the south in a city called Agra. It was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia, it believed around over 1,500 elephants were used to transport materials. The radiant white marble was brought from Makrana, the jasper from Punjab, and the jade and crystal from china all 28 types of precious where inlaid into the white marble.