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The Taj Mahal is a colossal palace and complex located in Agra, India. It was constructed between 1631 and 1654 and took 22,000 workers to complete. According to legend, Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had the palace built for his favorite wife, Mumtaz, after she died giving birth. Both the emperor and Mumtaz are entombed within the Taj Mahal’s burial chamber. The Taj Mahal is famous for its marble construction.

Today, the Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture (A combination of Persian, Indian and Islamic styles) in existence. The palace itself is characterized by its giant marble dome that surmounts the tomb site. The dome alone, along with its spire, is about 100 feet tall.