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Taj Mahal
تاج محل
ताज महल
Taj Mahal 2012.jpg
Soothren view o the Taj Mahal.
LocationAgra, Uttar Pradesh, Indie
Coordinates27°10′27″N 78°02′32″E / 27.17417°N 78.04222°E / 27.17417; 78.04222Coordinates: 27°10′27″N 78°02′32″E / 27.17417°N 78.04222°E / 27.17417; 78.04222
Hicht73 m (240 ft)
Built1632–1653[1]
AirchitectUstad Ahmad Lahauri
Airchitectural style(s)Mughal architecture
VeesitorsMair nor 3 million (in 2003)
TeepCultural
Criteriei
Designatit1983 (7t session)
Reference no.252
State PairtyIndie
RegionAsie-Paceefic

The Taj Mahal (/ˈtɑː məˈhɑːl/ eften /ˈtɑːʒ/;[2] Hindi: ताज महल, frae Persie/Urdu: تاج محل‎, ultimately frae Arabic,[3][4] "crown of pailaces", pronounced [ˈt̪aːdʒ mɛˈɦɛl]; an aw "the Taj"[5]) is a white marble mausoleum locatit in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Indie. It wis biggit bi Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory o his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognised as "the jewel o Muslim airt in Indie an ane o the universally admired masterpieces o the warld's heritage".[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Dutemple, Lesley A (2003). The Taj Mahal. Lerner Publications Co. p. 32. ISBN 0-8225-4694-9. 
  2. Wells, John C. (1990). Longman pronunciation dictionary. Harlow, England: Longman. p. 704. ISBN 0-582-05383-8.  entry "Taj Mahal".
  3. [1]. Pakistan: Legacy of the Indian Khilafat movement
  4. [2] The Word
  5. Taj Mahal. CollinsDictionary.com. Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved November 07, 2012.
  6. UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Taj Mahal – UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 2013-06-15.