The Taj Mahal
Great Building Feats reveals how and why the world's greatest structures were created and how engineering, geographical, technical, and human challenges were overcome during construction. Each building required the best minds of its time. They remain innovative and fascinating in both their creation and appearance. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Science, Technology, and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Sciences. Rising majestically above the Jumna River in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal stands as testament to one of history's most enduring love stories. Shah Jahan, ruler of the Mughal Empire, built it as a memorial and tomb for his beloved wife. The monument continues to marvel viewers with its intricate carvings, beautiful jewels, and perfect symmetry.
What people are saying - Write a review
ABOUT GREAT BUILDING FEATS
THE ORIGINS OF THE TAJ MAHAL
BRICKS AND WHITE MARBLE
THE GARDEN OF PARADISE ON EARTH
Agra Akbar Akbar's tomb Amanat Khan arches architects areas artists Aurangzeb Babur bazaar beautiful became bricks Building Feats built Burhanpur calligrapher cenotaph central chamber central dome construction court historians crypt decorations Delhi designed domed kiosks double-shelled dome empress entrance gate exterior flowers foundation fountains Four Rivers four-square charbagh gemstones guest house Hindu Humayun Humayun's tomb Ibid Illumined Tomb India inlaid interior intersecting Islamic Islamic architecture iwans Jahan and Mumtaz Jahangir jewels Lahori Mahal complex Mahtab Garden main dome Makrana minarets Mohol Moonlight Garden mosque Mughal architecture Mughal court Mughal emperor Mughal Empire Mumtaz Mahal Mumtaz Mahal's death Mumtaz Mahal's tomb Mumtazabad Muslim palace parchin kari Persian pipes plinth pool present-day Quran Raja Jai Singh Red Fort reign Rivers of Paradise royal Salim scaffolding sepoys Shah Jahan Shahjahanabad sqndstone stone storage tonks structures thousand tomb building tomb complex visitors water channel white marble workers Yamuna River