The Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal is a magnificent white marble mausoleum built between 1632 and 1653 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India and spans over 42 acres.

The Taj Mahal is more than just the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture; it is a symbol of love, loss and grief. Shah Jahan ordered the mausoleum’s creation in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during the birth of their 14th child.