The Taj Mahal (/ ˌ t ɑː dʒ m ə ˈ h ɑː l, ˌ t ɑː ʒ-/; lit. 'Crown of the Palace') is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the right bank of the river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was commissioned in 1631 by the fifth Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (r.
- 17 hectares (42 acres)
- 73 m (240 ft)
- Ustad Ahmad Lahori
The Taj Mahal is an Islamic religious building, mosque and tomb in India. It was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Its chief architect was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The building is in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.
- Ustad Ahmad Lahauri
- 73 metres (240 ft)
9 nov 2023 · Taj Mahal, mausoleum complex in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The complex houses the tombs of Shah Jahan and one of his wives, known as Mumtaz Mahal. Its stunning architecture has made it one of the most iconic monuments in the world today.
- The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
Taj Mahal. An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0
13 giu 2011 · Taj Mahal Over the Years. The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum complex commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his beloved wife. Constructed over a...
The Taj Mahal represents the finest and most sophisticated example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its origins lie in the moving circumstances of its commission and the culture and history of an Islamic Mughal empire 's rule of large parts of India.
21 feb 2018 · 1:34 Published February 21, 2018 • 5 min read The Taj Mahal is widely considered one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. The exquisite marble structure in Agra, India, is a mausoleum,...