Roofing Wednesdays: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

What blog about unique roofs around the world would be complete without the Taj Mahal?

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum in Agra, India which is surrounded by five major structures. The main tomb’s domed roof was constructed from 28 varieties of semi-precious and precious gems and white marble bricks from China, Tibet, Arabia and Afghanistan. It took 20,000 workers 22 years to build and required 1,000 elephants to transport the materials to the construction site.

Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned this building in the 17th century for the remains of his beloved wife, after whom the structure was named: Mumtaz Mahal (“Crown Palace”). The chief architect was most likely Ustad Ahmad Lahouri, an Indian of Persian descent.

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