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sep 10, 1632 - Taj Mahal

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1632-1653 CE
Stone masonry and marble with inlay of precious and semiprecious stones, gardens
Ustad Ahmad Lahori (architect)
Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Built in honor of Shah Jahan’s favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal who died during the birth of their 14th child.
Exhibits the hasht bishisht (8 levels) principle, alluding to the 8 levels of paradise
@ center of main chamber is Mumtaz Mahal's decorated marble cenotaph on a raised platform
Char Bagh garden- 4 main quadrants typically w/a building @ its center

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Date:

sep 10, 1632
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~ 386 years ago

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