Posted on: 29 October 2012

Italian Architect of Taj Mahal Myth

The Taj Mahal of Agra that has been illuminating heavenly for the past three centuries and more, and attracting and inspiring millions of people from across the world. It was built up by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who wanted his beloved wife to be remembered by one and all, with help of architectural geniuses like Ustad Isa, Isa Mohammad Effendi and Puru of Persia. The result that came across was a fine piece of Mughal architecture, fused with Persian, Islamic, and Indian architectural styles; or is believed so by many. Who is Geronimo Veroneo then? From where did he originate and why is he even in the frame? The myth or legend surrounding the Taj Mahal has it that it was built by an Italian architect by the name of Geronimo Veroneo, who is believed to have lived in Agra for many years and died in Lahore in 1640. How much substance is in this theory, we'll read about in paragraphs to come.

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Un architetto italiano? Forse...

Not impossible...