Sunday, 21 January 2018

Mugal Empire and Mumtaz-Mahal history

Taj Mahal located in Agra, India, on the bank of the river Yamuna built on the orders of the Great Mugal Empire Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz-Mahal, who died at the birth of the fourteenth child Shah Jahan himself was buried here) .
Taj Mahal (also "Taj") is considered the best example of the Mughal style architecture, which combines elements of Indian, Persian and Arab architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site: "the pearl of the Islamic art in India, one of the most recognized masterpieces of heritage admired all over the world." The building began to be built around 1632 and completed in 1653. Worked 20 thousand artisans and craftsmen.
Inside the mahal are two tombs - the shah and his wife. In fact, the place of their burial is below - ground. The construction time refers to about 1630-1652 years. The Taj Mahal is a five-domed structure with a height of 74 m on a platform, with 4 minarets at the corners (to which a garden with fountains and a swimming pool. The walls are lined with a polished transparent marble, it looks like a white, at the dawn of pink in a moon lite in night.