By: Shweta Gyasi Taj Mahal was built in Agra (U.P.), India. Taj Mahal considered one of the most beautiful monument in the world. Construction started: 1631 22 yrs Construction ended: 1653 Why: in the memory of Mumtaj Mahal. It took 20,000 labors for the construction and 1,000 elephants for transportation of materials from allover the India. It took 28 different varieties of semi- and precious stones, and lot more. The best artisans (stonecutter, etc) and finest white marble used for the design of Taj Mahal. He ordered his men to cut the hands of the workers so that there would not be any other such monument. Taj Mahal has a romantic story, of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, behind it. Prince khurram(1592-1666)-known as Shah Jahan after the battle. He was a son of Jahangir and grandson of Akbar. Also he was a 5th Mughal of India (1628-58). Anjumand Banu Begum(1593-1631): known as Mumtaz Mahal (means: beloved ornament of the palace), she was empress of India during the Mughal dynasty. They married in 1612 Shah Jahan’s promise of building the Taj Mahal to his wife. Main dome White Marbles Islamic design dome pictures Inscriptions and Inlay work on the wall Floral motifs and carvings on the marble walls One of the main Mazhars Charbagh in front of the Taj Inlay Work with Precious Stones on the Wal Math is used in the construction of Taj mahal as determining the dimensions of the building’s structure, the area of the land on which it was constructed, buying materials for the construction, the dimensions of the design patterns of the building and the like. Geometrical patterns on the walls The floor of the tomb on the paper–using math, will look like http://www.fi.edu/school/math3/taj.html http://www.tajmahal.org.uk/history.html Google images. ερώτηση??? questions???