The Taj Mahal: A monument to eternal love
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It's 1631. Mumtaz Mahal, beloved wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, is giving birth to their 14th child. A healthy girl is born, but Mumtaz dies soon after. Sobbing uncontrollably, the emperor decides to build a tomb worthy of his queen: a replica of paradise to embody their love and project the power of the Mughal Empire for all time. Stephanie Honchell Smith details the construction of the Taj Mahal. [Directed by Jeff Le Bars, Jet Propulsion, narrated by Alexandra Panzer, music by Stephen LaRosa].