Comparing The Taj Mahal And The Egyptian Pyramids

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The Taj Mahal and the Egyptian Pyramids have a lot in common. For example, they both are famous landmarks in the world. The tremendous effort and time into the architecture have paid off as they are classified as one of the 7 wonders of the world. Another similarity between the two structures was that they both were tombs. Did you know that a powerful ruler named Shah Jahan had built the amazing structure,the Taj Mahal, in memory of his beloved wife? Unbelievable, right? The Egyptian pharaohs were also buried inside the pyramids because they were powerful and righteous. Though the Taj Mahal and the Egyptian Pyramids have a countless number of similarities they do have their differences. The Taj Mahal, unlike the Pyramids, was built recently…show more content…
They usually took about 20 to 30 years. They were built with many building materials such as sand and water. They also used many familiar stones such as limestone and partly stuck together with concrete and water. The inside of the pyramids was very big and hollow. They were made up of layers. The pharaohs were buried in the top most layer of the pyramids and their coffins were filled jewelry and many other items they would need in the afterlife. Unlike the Taj Mahal the pyramids were built up to 455 feet, though it may look taller and wider in t.v. documentaries and books. Since the pyramids took about 20 to 30 years to built it took about 100,000 people to make the buildings. The labor was very tiring as the slaves used to work for long hours in the sun for very little pay. So they used tools such as granite hammers, pickaxes, and they also used gigantic sleds to help carry the huge pyramid blocks over the desert. As you can see, the Taj Mahal and the Egyptian Pyramids were alike and different in many ways. They were both huge architectural events and both took a lot of time to perfect and build. About 4 million people come every year to visit the buildings. I would love to visit these structures someday if I get the
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