The Taj Mahal is predominantly built of white marble embedded with semi-precious stones. Other structures within the mausoleum complex are layered with red sandstone, including the main gateway, mosque and "jawab." More »

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The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, which is taller than a 20-story building, is part of a complex of structures set within an elaborate garden, which measures 1,050 by 984 feet. The height of the main domed structure is 240 f... More »

Appearing in several lists of world wonders, the Taj Mahal is not only one of the largest tourist attractions in India, it is also the most well-known example of Mughal architecture. Sometimes described as "the most famo... More »

Although the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan first ordered the building of the Taj Mahal in 1632, it took 20 years or so to build it. Ustad Ahmad Lahouri was likely the architect that oversaw the majority of the work. More »

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Construction of the Taj Mahal started on January 8, 1632. The structure took over 20 years to finish, with the last parts being assembled in 1653. More »

Inside the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal to bury his wife who died in childbirth. More »

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The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, which is taller than a 20-story building, is part of a complex of structures set within an elaborate garden, which measures 1,050 by 984 feet. The height of the main domed structure is 240 f... More »