The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India and is one of India's most iconic structures. Taj Mahal is made of white marble and was built from 1632 to 1653 by Shah Jahan. Jahan, the emperor of the Mughal Empire built Taj Mahal as a mausoleum to his wife. The main building consisted of a large, white hall with large arches, domes and chamfered cornes. Four minarets (small towers) surrounded the building at each corner. The complex itself had a garden, pool, gate and many other buildings, but the tomb and the minarets usually represents Taj Mahal. When mankind dissapears, how long will the Taj Mahal stand? 1000 Years after People: Altough Taj Mahal is an arcitechture wonder, it is built on clay in one of India's most active seismic zones. An earthquake stops by and rumbles through, causing Taj Mahal to collapse 1000 years after people. First, the minarets falls before the main dome collapses and brings down the entire structure.