Interesting Facts About the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal took over 20 years to build and construction began in 1632 by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his 3rd wife Arjumand Banu Begum, who died giving birth to their 14th child. Here are some interesting facts about one of the seven wonders of the world, which is located in Agra, India. • Not just manpower – There were in excess of 20,000 laborers that worked on the Taj Mahal including painters, stonecutters, and artists to name just a few. However, manpower was not the only power used, as over 1,000 elephants were used in order to […]