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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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- Summer '10
- Agra, Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal