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A Monument To Eternal Love

Rising above the banks of the river Yamuna, the Taj Mahal is like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time. - Rabindranath Tagore

lundi 19 déc. Il y a 1 mois
A Monument To Eternal Love
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Those visiting India for the first time seldom miss the bucket-list worthy Taj Mahal. The Mughal mausoleum in white marble is India's most famous monument and a shrine to eternal love.

Built over a span of almost two decades, the Taj Mahal is dedicated to Mughal Emperor's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died in childbirth.

The structure remains an icon of beauty of craftsmanship and continues to attract millions of visitors every year.

Vocabulary:

• birth - to give life to a child.

• rush - go somewhere in a hurry.

• sob - to cry.

• worthy - having merit.

• earthly - belonging to the Earth.

• replica - an exact copy.

• embody - to represent in a physical form.

• roughly - approximately.

• merchants - people engaged in trade and business.

• caravanserais - an inn with a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia or North Africa.

• seamlessly - without interruption.

• blend - mix, combine.

• achievement - an accomplishment.

• compound - premises.• grid - A rectangular array of squares or rectangles of equal size, such as in a crossword puzzle.

• sandstone - A sedimentary rock produced by the consolidation and compaction of sand, cemented with clay etc.

• framed - held in a frame.

• towered - to rise high above others.

• skyline - The horizontal silhouette of a city or building against the sky.

• cavernous - resembling a cavern; vast.

• otherwordly -Not belonging to the real world; unnatural; odd and unfamiliar.

• echo - A reflected sound that is heard again by its initial observer.

• intricate - having a great deal of fine detail or complexity.

• depiction - portrayal.

• weave - To form something by passing lengths or strands of material over and under one another.

• lush - teeming with life.

• greenery - green foliage or verdure.

• sprawling - Expansive; extensive.

• awe - amazement.

• anew - again, once more.

• recover - to get well.

Source: Ted and Smithosonian Magazine

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