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The Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in Agra. It is a tomb built in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (January 5, 1592) for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (September 1, 1593), died in Burhanpur now in Madhya pradesh during the birth of their 14th child.
Mumtaz Mahal had a deep and loving marriage with Shah Jahan. She was his constant companion and trusted confidant during 19 years.
The construction employed around 20 000 artisans and craftsmen : sculptors from Bukhara, calligraphers from Syria and Persia, in-layers from southern India, stone cutters from Baluchistan
Ustad Ahmad Lahauri from Lahore is generally considered to be the principal designer. It was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia and over 1000 elephants were used to transport building materials. The translucent white marble was brought from Makrana in Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab, jade and crystal from China. The turquoise was from Tibet and the Lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, while the sapphire came from Sri Lanka and the carnelian from Arabia. In all, 30 types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble. Source : wiki

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6477 W: 0 N: 6077] (47104)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-00-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposição: f/6.5
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-03-20 15:20
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Points: 44
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