攻略！英語リスニング Shah Jahan was heartbroken. He made the entire court go into mourning and he promised to make her the most beautiful mausoleum in the world. Over the next 20 or so years, he had more than 20,000 artisans and craftsmen and more than 1000 elephants construct this building, a building of white marble inlaid with jade, crystal, lapis lazuli, amethyst and turquoise, and inscribed with verses from the Koran. It was a magnificent building, a mixture of Islamic, Persian, Ottoman and Indian styles finished in 1653. That seemed to change color depending on the hour of the day.
So beautiful was it that it is said that Shah Jahan had the hands of the people build it cut off so they couldn't make another.