The Taj Mahal, at Agra, 1876. Creator: Unknown.

The Taj Mahal, at Agra, 1876. Creator: Unknown.

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The Taj Mahal, at Agra, 1876. 'This noble building was erected by Shah Jehan, in memory of his favourite wife Moontaz-i- Mahal...The whole building, with the domes and minarets, is of pure white marble, covered with the most exquisite carving, and inlaid with verses of the Koran in delicately-coloured marble...The Taj occupied 20,000 men twenty years to complete, and, as their labour was forced and paid only with a small daily issue of coin, it is impossible to estimate the real expense of the work. The outlay drawn from the Royal treasury was over £2,000,000'. From "Illustrated London News", 1876.

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People Information

  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
People Related
  1. Shah Jahan: Mughal: Emperor of India
  2. Arjumand Banu Begum: Mughal, Indian: Aristocrat

Picture Type
  1. Landscape

Geographic Hierarchy

World Asia India Uttar Pradesh Āgra

  1. 27 10 56 N , 078 00 59 E

Category Hierarchy

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Religion & Belief Islam

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Society & Culture Death & Burial

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 4960x3366
File Size : 48,913kb


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  1. 1876
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