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Engineering and Construction
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Taj Mahal Name: Institution: Taj Mahal Abstract Taj Mahal, one of the greatest structures on earth and wonders of this globe, was built by the Mughals, Muslim rulers of India. Regarded as the most beautiful shrine with its architectural beauty never surpassed according to some western historians, it was built entirely of white marble and seems to glow when the fool moon hits its surface (McCarthy, 2011)…
In 1666 C.E., before death of Shah Jahan, a Muslim emperor built Taj Mahal in memory of his wife, the queen Mumtaz Muhal in Agra, India (Yamada, 2008). Introduction Taj Mahal, one of the greatest structures on earth and wonders of this globe, was built by the Mughals, Muslim rulers of India. Meaning "crown palace", Taj Mahal is expressed differently by some as a "dream" others as "elegy in marble". At the lower chamber, Taj Mahal houses the queen’s grave and Shah Jahan was also added after her passing. Traditionally significant ladies of the royal families were given different names at the temple during their marriage or in some significant function (McCarthy, 2011). Constructed over a period of twenty-two years, the temple was completed in 1648 C.E. with a fee of 32 million rupee. Its architect, a renowned individual at his time, is considered to have done a magnificent work. He was also the individual who documented everything, which is used today to study the temple. This was from the twenty thousand workers who worked on the temple to the inventory and the sources of the materials used. Among the employees were expert craftsmen from Lahore, Delhi, Qannauj and Multan and others who worked on specialized tasks (McCarthy, 2011). ...
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