Taj Mahal in India (Agra, India) - Indian mausoleum, tomb
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Date of build
Years 1630 - 1653
20,000 workers worked on the construction site, who not only came from all Asian countries, but also from France and Italy.
This one of the most beautiful and romantic tombs of the world was built by Shah Dyzhan of the Mughal dynasty to commemorate the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. When the tomb was ready, the coffin was covered with a layer of pure gold, and Shah Dyzhan would additionally shower it with pearls and diamonds. In front of the building there were 2,000 soldiers who had to watch these fabulous treasures day and night.
Taj Mahal is made of marble brought from a quarry over 320 km away, but it is not a white building, marble surfaces are decorated with thousands of precious and semi-precious stones, and Black marble was used for calligraphic decorations.
The road to Taj Mahal leads through the gate, then through the wonderful, walled garden.
The building has an onion shape, with turrets on the wings, the center dome itself is 24.5 m high and 17.7 m in diameter.
Official website: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in
"Dream of marble, Apotheosis of femininity, Wonderful charm."
"The general impression passes all expectations.The simplicity of the design and the richness of work combine into a wonderful work of art, which may be comparable with the temples of the Greeks, the most famous medieval cathedrals, Renaissance beauty." - Karl Baedeker