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The Taj Mahal is a white marble tomb (mausoleum) in India. It was built between 1632 and 1653 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
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Shah Jahan was entombed in the Taj Mahal with his wife.
The Taj Mahal was constructed with materials from all over the world, and over 20,000 people were used to move building materials. It is generally thought that Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was in charge of the construction. The construction was finished in 1653.
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