This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the New Seven Wonders of the World – The Taj Mahal. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to house the remains of his cherished wife, the Taj Mahal stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. The famed mausoleum complex, built over more than 20 years, is one of the most outstanding examples of Mughal architecture. At its center is the Taj Mahal itself, built of shimmering white marble that seems to change color depending on the sunlight or moonlight hitting its surface.
Shah Jahan emerged the victor of a bitter power struggle with his brothers, and crowned himself emperor at Agra in 1628. At his side was Arjumand Banu Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal (“Chosen One of the Palace”), whom he married in 1612 and cherished as the favorite of his three queens. In 1631, Mumtaz Mahal died after giving birth to the couple’s 14th child. The grieving Shah Jahan, known for commissioning many impressive structures throughout his reign, ordered the building of a magnificent mausoleum across the Yamuna River from his own royal palace at Agra in honor of his wife.
Today, some 3 million people a year visit the Taj Mahal. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983, it remains one of the world’s most celebrated structures and a stunning symbol of India’s rich history. In 2007, the Taj Mahal was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The presentation covers the following:
Shah’s Rise to Power
Mumtaz Mahal’s Death
Taj Mahal’s Features
Inside the Taj
Taj Mahal Complex
History of the Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal Today
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Seven Wonders of the World.