Watch this video for insight into the history of India’s Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is an enormous mausoleum constructed of white marble. The structure was built in the 17 th century by Shah Jahan, who was India’s emperor at the time, and its purpose was to hold the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, his wife, who died while giving birth to her 14 th child. The Taj Mahal took 22 years to complete and may be the most well-known example of Mughal architecture.
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