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Subject: The Taj Mahal 13/11/2010, 7:51 pm
The Taj Mahal is a tomb situated in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal wasbuilt by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the memory of his belovedwife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is one of The Seven Wonders of theWorld and is said to be one of the finest art of the Mughalarchitecture. The architecture has a mixture of Persian, Ottoman, Indiaand Islamic art. During the year 1983, the Taj became a part of theUNESCO, World heritage Site.Some of the legendary stories say that after the Taj was built, theMughal Emperor cut off the hands of all the men who built the Taj sothat the same masterpiece could not be made again. The Taj Mahal islocated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra. It was built in theyear 1631 and got completed in the year 1653 spreading over 32 acres ofland.The Taj Mahal is also called the Taj and is a symbol of love and isknown for its monumental beauty. Taj is one of the main tourist’shotspot in India and anyone who comes to visit India definitely takes atour of the Taj. The beauty of the Taj goes beyond words and it is saidthat the place looks magnificent during the full moon night. It is atrue dedication to love and romance. The word Taj Mahal means CrownPalace in English and it is made up off mainly white marbles and somecolorful gemstones.