Sunday, 16 June 2013

India: Taj Mahal in Agra

On Thursday I got my first postcard from India. The card shows the Taj Mahal in Agra. The Taj Mahal was erected by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666). It is a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631). It was built between 1631 and 1648 by twenty thousand workmen. It is since 1983 a UNESCO World Heritage.



Stamps:
Commonwealth Games-Stadiums (whole set) (issued 01-08-2010)
and India's Old Post Offices-Agra H.P.O. (from set of two) (issued 12-04-2013)


Thank You very much Arnab!

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