"Taj Mahal - Materials" The Taj Mahal Tip by FruitLover

The Taj Mahal, Agra: 256 reviews and 621 photos

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  • Taj Mahal - Materials - Agra
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      The entrance
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  • Taj Mahal - Materials - Agra
  • Taj Mahal - Materials - Agra
  • Taj Mahal - Materials - Agra

Details of the outside wall:
The Taj Mahal was constructed using materials from all over India and Asia. Over 1,000 elephants were used to transport building materials during the construction. The white marble was brought from Rajasthan, the jasper from Punjab and the jade and crystal from China. The turquoise was from Tibet and the Lapis lazuli from Afghanistan, while the sapphire came from Sri Lanka and the carnelian from Arabia. In all, 28 types of precious and semi-precious stones were inlaid into the white marble.

Website: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/home.html

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  • Updated Dec 8, 2005
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