This title takes readers on an incredible journey to the T_j Mahal, one of the worldÍs most extraordinary, yet endangered, Troubled Treasures. Young travel enthusiasts are sure to appreciate the large, colorful photos of this giant marble monument rising along the banks of the Yamuna River. Images let students discover individual elements of the site, such as the great gate, the garden, the mosque, the tomb itself, and its intricate pietra dura. Readers will also become familiar with UNESCO and why the T_j Mahal was named a World Heritage site. Colorful maps show where in the world and India the T_j Mahal is located. From the beginning of the Mughal dynasty to the love story of Sh_h Jah_n and Mumt_z Mahal to todayÍs conservation efforts, the chapter text highlights the T_j MahalÍs history and its significance to Indian culture. Tips for how to be a conscious tourist encourage kids to consider responsible environmental actions in the tomb complex and at home. Informative sidebars and fun facts offer additional opportunities for readers to explore the T_j Mahal, while bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index make this adventurous volume accessible! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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