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Title: The Taj Mahal


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The Taj Mahal
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What impressions does the Taj Mahal leave on you?
  • Majestic / Grand / Magnificent
  • Fantastic / Marvelous / Superb
  • Beautiful / Breath-taking / Impressive
  • Pure white
  • An egg, an onion
  • A teardrop
  • Heaven on Earth

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Some Facts about the Taj Mahal
India
  • Located in __________.
  • Built since ________ (year).
  • It took over _____ years to complete.
  • It required more than ____________ workers from
    across Europe and Asia.
  • It cost ______ million rupees.

1631
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20,000
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Who Why Built the Taj Mahal?
  • Who ordered the Taj Mahal be built?
  • Shah Jahan, an emperor in India.
  • For what reason?
  • In memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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Agra Fort
  • Across the river from the Taj Mahal
  • Where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son

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The New 7 Wonders of the World
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Answer the Questions
  • ___________________ over this magnificent
    building is on the most peoples list of things
    to do before they die.
  • The story of the creation is full of ________,
    ________, and ________.

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  • Agra is ________ kilometers from New Deli.
    Getting to Agra is a little bit challenging. The
    fast train takes _____ hours. If you drive, it
    could take _____ hours.
  • Contrary to the popular belief, the Taj Mahal is
    not a palace, but a ____________, which has the
    ________ of Shah and his wife.

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  • The ________ is one of the most stunning
    features. However, they look like perfect lines,
    but they are actually leaning slightly _________.
  • Why?
  • The most intricate work is inside. Tourists are
    allowed to go in, but __________ are not.

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  • Legend has it that to ensure no other monuments
    could ever be built to match this, Shah had the
    hands of all the workers __________, the
    calligraphers __________, and the chief architect
    __________.
  • Shahs son did not imprison his father in Agra
    Fort out of compassion, but to ________ him.

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Answer the Questions
Watching the sunrise
  • ___________________ over this magnificent
    building is on the most peoples list of things
    to do before they die.
  • The story of the creation is full of _______,
    ________, and ________.

passion intrigue
mystery
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  • Agra is ________ kilometers from New Deli.
    Getting to Agra is a little bit challenging. The
    fast train takes _____ hours. If you drive, it
    could take _____ hours.
  • Contrary to the popular belief, the Taj Mahal is
    not a palace, but a ____________, which has the
    ________ of Shah and his wife.

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mausoleum
tombs
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  • The ________ is one of the most stunning
    features. However, they look like perfect lines,
    but they are actually leaning slightly _________.
  • Why?
  • The most intricate work is inside. Tourists are
    allowed to go in, but __________ are not.

symmetry
outwards
To prevent the building from falling in on the
Taj in the earthquake.
cameras
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  • Legend has it that to ensure no other monuments
    could ever be built to match this, Shah had the
    hands of all the workers __________, the
    calligraphers __________, and the chief architect
    __________.
  • Shahs son did not imprison his father in Agra
    Fort out of compassion, but to ________ him.

cut off
blinded
killed
torture
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One More Glance of the Taj Mahal
Entrance to the Taj ?
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Façade of the Taj
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A Closer Look
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Inside of the Taj
Whats this?
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The End
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