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Taj Mahal IndiaTaj Mahal, India

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This is considered to be one of the most beautiful pieces of Muslim art. In fact, it was the inspiration for the Sultan’s Palace in Aladdin! The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.Photo: Flickr

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