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ar' ki tek' cher, (1) the profession of designing buildings, communities, etc.; (2) the character or style of a building; (3) the design or structure of something

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Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal
was built by the Mugal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third (and favorite) wife, Arjumand Banu, who died in 1631 while giving birth to the couple's fourteenth child. It is believed that the structure's familiar name comes from the empress's popular name, Mumtaz-i-Mahal, which means Pride of the Palace.

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Architectural Terms

History
History
including biographies

City Planning and Beautifying
City Planning and Beautifying

Castles and Palaces
Castles and Palaces
a fortified residence; the official residence of a sovereign or other exalted personage

Mausoleums and Related Structures
Mausoleums and Related Structures
an above-ground structure built specifically for the entombment of one or more persons

Religious Architecture
Religious Architecture

Towers, Turrets, Minarets, Etc.
Towers, Turrets, Minarets, Etc.

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