Taj Mahal Architecture

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The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is a great example of symmetry because the first half of the building corresponds perfectly with the other half of the building. Also, with the building reflecting off the water, you can see the beautiful mirror symmetry that is displayed. The pointed arches within a rectangular frame dominate the exterior facade of the main building. In the Taj Mahal, the graves of the Emperor and his wife lie in the center of an octagonal room. The drainage holes in some of the stones have a hexagonal pattern. The many domes in the Taj Mahal form circles at the bases. The diameter of the biggest dome is sixty feet long.

History of the Taj Mahal:
Shah Jahan, the fifth Emperor of the Mughal dynasty, built the building in twenty-one years.
The Taj Mahal was built as a memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, after her death in 1631.
The Taj Mahal was built between 1632 and 1653 AD.
The building was built with white marble for the main mausoleum and red sandstone for accents and strengthening structures.

The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid is a polyhedron and it is shaped as a specific kind of cone, called a pyramid. The Great Pyramid has four congruent triangles because each triangle has corresponding angles and corresponding sides that are congruent to each other. To build the Great Pyramid, there had to be right angles in the center, otherwise it would be a lopsided pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Giza was originally built with a

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