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Strategy[]

Building the Taj Mahal begins an immediate Golden Age GoldenAge4.png for your civilization. It increases its city's odds of generating a Great Artist.

This wonder is fairly powerful if you also have the Mausoleum of Maussollos.

Civilopedia entry[]

The Taj Mahal stands in Agra, India. It was constructed in the mid-16th century at the orders of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his wife.

Acknowledged as one of the most beautiful structures in the world, the Taj Mahal is constructed of rare and brilliant materials imported from across India and Asia - it is said that over 1000 elephants were employed to carry the sandstone, marble, jade, turquoise, sapphires, and other materials used in its construction.

The Taj Mahal complex covers an area of approximately 1000 feet by 1900 feet and consists of a gateway, garden, mausoleum, mosque, and guest house. The first three buildings are clad in white marble and covered with geometric patterns, while the mosque and guesthouse are built of brilliant red sandstone. The buildings are topped with magnificent onion-shaped domes and minarets.

Experts have debated about what makes the Taj Mahal unique and beautiful. Some suggest that it lies in the structures' marvelous proportions and symmetry, while others argue in favor of the way that the marble buildings interact with the light, giving the Taj Mahal ever-changing character as the sun rises and sets. Still others believe that its inherent beauty lies in its purpose - a man seeking to cast in stone his love for his departed wife.

Civilization IV Wonders and Projects [edit]
World Wonders Angkor Wat Apostolic PalaceB Broadway Chichen Itza Colossus Cristo RedentorB Eiffel Tower Great Library Great Lighthouse Great WallW Hagia Sophia Hanging Gardens Hollywood Kremlin Mausoleum of MaussollosB Notre Dame Oracle Parthenon Pentagon Pyramids Rock 'n' Roll Shwedagon PayaB Sistine Chapel Space Elevator Spiral Minaret Statue of Liberty Statue of ZeusB Stonehenge Taj Mahal Temple of ArtemisW Three Gorges Dam United Nations University of SankoreW Versailles
National Wonders Forbidden Palace Globe Theatre Hermitage Heroic Epic Ironworks Moai StatuesB Mt. Rushmore National Epic National ParkB Oxford University Palace Red Cross Wall Street West Point
Shrines Church of the Nativity Dai Miao Kashi Vishwanath Kong Miao Mahabodhi Masjid Al-Haram Temple of Solomon
Projects Apollo Program SDI SS Casing SS Cockpit SS Docking Bay SS Engine SS Life Support SS Stasis Chamber SS Thrusters The Internet The Manhattan Project
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