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Taj Mahal India

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal was completed in 1648 and is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, the Taj Mahal features white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."

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