The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world. While countless artists have painted the structure on their canvases, did you know that a gamer built it in Minecraft, a video game? An Instagram page titled “Build The Earth” features pictures of the Taj Mahal, created in-game by Daniel, one of their teammates. But the white marble Mausoleum that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built in memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal is not the only icon the Build The Earth team has designed in 1: 1 scale in Minecraft.
We’ll come back to this in a little while, but first, let’s shed more light on what Daniel created. In a seven-slide post, the team shared seven different images of the Taj Mahal and its surrounding buildings. The trees in and around the Taj Mahal are strikingly similar to reality.
“Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Built by DanielTNC # 1887, this is a perfectly symmetrical white marble mausoleum that was built in the 1600s without the aid of computers to make sure the building was perfectly symmetrical, ”the page reads.
Other iconic structures built by the same team at Minecraft included the Umayyad Mosque in the Syrian capital Damascus, San Marco, Venice, Italy, and Milwaukee City Hall, USA.
They are here:
The Build The Earth community has approximately 227,000 members, and their work is also shared and praised on Twitter.
Photos of the Taj Mahal they built were posted on Twitter on June 23, and people on the microblogging site were in awe of how flawlessly it was put together.
– Awesome genome (@awesome_genome) June 23, 2021
Here’s what people said:
This is a good job
– WizardEel (@WizardEel) July 4, 2021
It is wonderful
– akankcha ???? (@itz__akankcha_) July 4, 2021
Skills at a different level ???? https://t.co/04tqNRtP27
– Osama (@ Osama22643816) July 4, 2021
– M.D. Ramizuddin Mulla (@ramizuddin_md) July 5, 2021
What is the mission of the Build The Earth team?
On the Web siteThe creators stated that their mission is to recreate planet Earth in 1: 1 scale. “One block in Minecraft corresponds to about one meter in the real world, which means that this project completely recreates the size of our planet,” they said. Anyone can join the team and contribute to what the game company describes as “the largest and most extensive build project ever undertaken in Minecraft.”