Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Taj Mahal

My daughter Vicki has been in India this month ministering to college students. While in India, she is required to wear traditional Indian dress. The group took a trip to visit the Taj Mahal.
Looking up the Taj Mahal, I learned that it was completed about 1652. It is a Mausoleum built to honor the emperor's wife who died while giving birth to her 14th child. There are aproximately 2 -4 million visitors to the Taj Mahal annually. The Taj Mahal is considered a fine example of Mughal architecture which includes elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Muslim architecture.
Look how big the Taj Mahal is --those are people standing on its porch!

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