Comparing The Pyramids Of Giza And Taj Mahal

1269 Words6 Pages

The Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza are two of the great seven manmade wonders of the world. They are astounding achievements that mark the legacy of the vast empires that built them. Both these architectural achievements were built near rivers, surrounded by exceptional features, and constructed to honor the deaths of historical figures in the empires. However, they differ in stylistic backgrounds, artists, subjects, artistic periods and symbolic reasons of creation. The Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza are quite similar. Both are marvelous architectural achievements that still exist today. They are similar in the overall purpose of creation. Both functioning as funerary monuments, the Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza were created to honor the deaths of exceptional figures in their respective empires. The Taj Mahal was a tremendous achievement by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. It was made in the heart and capital of the Mughal empire, Agra. Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal emperor. He formed this tomb as a burial place and as a monument of remembrance for his lost love, his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Known as the “Jewel of India”, it acts as a symbol of his love for his wife. On the other hand, the Pyramids of Giza were constructed by multiple pharaohs, in Giza and are seen as a family complex today for the burial of the pharaohs for Egypt to guide them in their afterlives. The construction of the Pyramids of Giza was more about national prestige and leaving behind a

Open Document