4.614 | Fall 2002 | Undergraduate

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

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The Taj Mahal in Agra (1632-54). (Crown Palace) The majestic mausoleum built for the empress Mumtaz Mahal by her husband Shah Jahan. Iconographically highly charged, it represents the epitome of Islamic mausolea. Its plan is that of a Hasht Bihisht with four minarets framing it on the four sides of its square platform.

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