Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal, National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Profiles in Science , The Taj Mahal. Date: 1924-03-07 (March 7, 1924) Creator: Sawyer, Wilbur A. Rights: This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission. High Resolution Image. Image Credit: National Library of Medicine's Profiles in Science. Uneditted Image
Subject: Medical Subject Headings, (MeSH): India, Exhibit Categories: From Hookworm to Yellow Fever: Rockefeller Foundation, 1919-1927, Biographical Information, Box Number: 10, Folder Number: 7, Unique Identifier: LWBBDQ, Document Type: Photographic prints, Format: image/jpeg

Description: The Sawyer family left Australia in January 1924, returning to New York via Ceylon, India, Egypt, and Europe. Dr. Sawyer, as the Rockefeller Foundation's assistant regional director for the East, spent the first part of the journey visiting RF hookworm control sites (and potential sites) in Ceylon and India, but combined this with sightseeing.

He spent April 7-8 touring the Taj Mahal and surrounding area. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, "Taj Mahal immediately after sunset. About 6:30pm. Apr 7, 1924. 110 screen. Time Exposure." The man at far left in photo is not identified.
The Taj Mahal, Department of the Interior/USGS, U.S. Geological Survey/ SUSAN E. HOUGH, Scientist-in-Charge, Pasadena Office, U.S. Geological Survey, CaliforniaThe Geological Survey of India hosted a 3-day meeting in April of 2005 to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the 1905 Kangra earthquake. The trip included a 1-day excursion to the epicentral region,
including Kangra Fort and the Dharamshala region (now home of the Dalai Lama and a Tibetan community in exile.) The efforts and hospitality of the meeting hosts are very gratefully acknowledged! High Resolution Image Image and text credit, Department of the Interior/USGS, U.S. Geological Survey/
SUSAN E. HOUGH, Scientist-in-Charge, Pasadena Office, U.S. Geological Survey, California

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Taj Mahal From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Taj Mahal (Devanagari: ताज महल, Nastaliq: تاج محل) is a mausoleum located in Agra, India. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned it as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and was completed in approximately 1648. Some dispute surrounds the question of who designed the Taj Mahal; it is clear a team of designers and craftsmen were responsible for the design, with Ustad Ahmad Lahauri considered the most likely candidate as the principal designer.

The Taj Mahal (sometimes called "the Taj") is generally considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar part of the monument, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. In 1983 the Taj became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

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