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Presentation Response #1

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Nicole Leung Lee INTL 10 July 28, 2010 Presentation Response #1 One presentation that I found very fascinating was Devina Khanna’s presentation on the Taj Mahal. In her presentation, I learned that the Taj Mahal was one of the seven world wonders. It is located in Agra, which was the former Mognul capital and was completed in 1653, taking twenty-two years to complete with about 720,000 workers. It was built by Shah Jahan as a monument to his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Her tomb was located at the center and a water channel acted as a divider in the middle. Everything on both sides was symmetrical along this water channel. Some of the buildings were a mosque and an assembly house. Shapes played a big part in the design of the Taj Mahal. Two of these shapes were the octagon and the dome. The octagon is said to represent the eight sections of the Koran, while the dome represents
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Unformatted text preview: flower bulbs, ripe pears, figs, or beads of liquid. The most common materials used to make the Taj Mahal were brick and marble. The brick was used for scaffolding instead of bamboo because of the weight of the marble. Ornamentation and decoration was another important part of the Taj Mahal. Calligraphy played the biggest part as it told stories of their past. There were also floral patterns along the wall made from precious stones. The garden was the largest part and it was considered the most important because in India a lot of the work was done in open air. The Taj Mahal is a great representation of the many cultures of Asia because it combined the many cultures of people that passed through Agra and left parts of their traditions behind....
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