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Mughal architecture

Leia Morgan
The Mughal Empire covered large parts of modern India and Afghanistan. The first Mughal emperor was Babur (1483-1530).

Building time: 1632-1653

Leia Morgan
The Taj Mahal took just over 20 years to be fully completed. The estimated building cost (2015 values) was 52.8 billion rupees ($827 million)!

All for love...

Leia Morgan
The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal to be the tomb for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. She died whilst giving birth to her 14th child!

1,000 elephants...

Leia Morgan
The Taj Mahal isn't just man-made; over 1,000 elephants were used to transport construction materials!
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