The fact of #tajmahal #timberfoundation #india 😮

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One of the Seven Wonders of the Earth, Taj Mahal needs no introduction. But it’s really fascinating to think that how even so many years ago such an enormous monument was built. In the absence of machinery, also when people were thought to be less educated, Taj Mahal was built in such a way that even today’s architects see it shockingly.
Taj’s foundation is made of timber which is not supposed to be long lasting. The wood should weaken overtime and crumble owing to rot and ruin, but that did not happen because the wood is kept strong and moist by the Yamuna River.

Source: https://shuffle923.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/architectural-facts-about-the-taj-mahal-that-will-leave-you-jaw-dropped/