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Taj Mahal

Identification

Taj Mahal
146904

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Structure in General

monument
existing [completed]
islamic architecture

Usages

graves

Facts

  • The Taj Mahal was built by the Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his most favoured wife and it is claimed that around 20,000 men were employed in its construction.
  • The Taj is built of brick faced with red sandstone whilst the dome is faced with white marble and is typical of the Mughal style.
  • The Taj Mahal is arguably India’s most famous monument.

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Location

Taj Mahal
Āgra
Uttar Pradesh
India

Technical Data

239.50 ft
239.50 ft
1632
1653

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
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