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Forum LockedTaj Mahal vs Shahzadeh Hossein (17th Century)

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I must say I narrowly prefer the Taj Mahal. It is very close though - they are both beautiful. How much I would have loved it for the black marble Taj Mahal to have been built on the opposite side of the river. Where is the Shahzadeh, Cyrus? 

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Quote Where is the Shahzadeh, Cyrus? 

Qazvin, one of capitals of Safavid empire.
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Along with Tibriz and Isfahan? Or were they at different times? That last picture you added looks amazing. It's so ornate and intricate, yet with perfect masonry - no blotches or mistakes. Great stuff. Thanks.

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Well they are both Persian so thats that.

 

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Quote Along with Tibriz and Isfahan? Or were they at different times? That
Tabriz was the first and Isfahan was the last capital of Safavid empire.
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Originally posted by Sparten Sparten wrote:

Well they are both Persian so thats that.

 

And how stupid of me that since long I thought that Taj Mahal was belt by a Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife and and is the fines Mughal Architecture in the world (though it does has some elements of persian and Islamic architecture) Wink LOL
 
My vote to Taj Mehal: Because it's the only (as far as I know) monument in the world that's belt for the cause of Love and sincerity.
 


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The language of the Mughal Empire was Persian, hence by standards prevalent here it would be considered as such.
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Originally posted by Gharanai Gharanai wrote:

My vote to Taj Mehal: Because it's the only (as far as I know) monument in the world that's belt for the cause of Love and sincerity.
 
Just one palace?
 
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its a tomb not a palace.
 
and yes there are lots of buildings built for the memory of loved ones.
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I love Taj Mehal,
Because it's the only  monument in the world that's refer for the cause of Love and sacrifice.You will feel proud if you are an Indian.
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Honestly the first time I've heard of the Shahzadeh.

I still like the Taj Mahal better. =]
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the Taj mahal I must admit

because it's 'simpler' that the Shahzadeh Hossein I like simplicity
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 I voted for Taj Mahal. To me, it looks prettier. It was just a vote based on feelings.
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I prefer the Taj Mahal as well (which is of course not Persian). 
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^ Taj Mahal was built by a Persian arcihitect. Mughal empire was very persianised. Thier food, culture etc, language was persian
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You'll actually find it was built by many architects with the head architect being Turkish, trained by the Ottoman master Sinan. Wink

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Originally posted by Bulldog Bulldog wrote:

You'll actually find it was built by many architects with the head architect being Turkish, trained by the Ottoman master Sinan. Wink
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Quote Taj Mahal was built by a Persian arcihitect. Mughal empire was very persianised. Thier food, culture etc, language was persian


Taj Mahal was built by many architects from various places. It does not matter where they come from, important thing is that it was a Mughal building, it was not Persian (at that time under Safavid dynasty). American hydrogen bomb was built by Edward Teller, a Hungarian. So was it a Hungarian bomb?

Mughal food, culture and language was not Persian either. Mughals were an original culture, which belongs more to India/Pakistan than anyone else.   

Quote You'll actually find it was built by many architects with the head architect being Turkish, trained by the Ottoman master Sinan.


I don't know if he were the head architect (I doubt that), but one of the architests, Ismail Han Rumi was from Turkey. He built the dome of the building.    
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