Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Taj Mahal
Today in class Mrs. Quinet was discussing the Taj Mahal and I thought I would look up some background on this amazing building. So here it goes! The building was commissioned in the year 1632. It took more than 20 years to build the whole complex. It was built of white marble on the bank of the Yamuna river. This amazing structure was built to house the tomb of Shah Jahan's dead wife. The whole complex cost about 32 million rupees, the indian currency, which equals about 52.8 billion rupees today, or about $827 million today. I just thought it was interesting that this amazing building was built such a long time ago.