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The Top 10 Grandest Romantic Gestures of All Time

By Becky Ferreira Feb 14, 2013

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The Taj Mahal

The Lovers: Shaj Jahan, emperor of the Mughal Kingdom, and his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The Gesture: The most famous tomb in the world. Jahan's dear wife Mumtaz died during their delivery of their 14th child, leaving him utterly heartbroken. He had the Taj Mahal built to hold the remains of his late wife and it stands to this day as a reminder of what true love can build (with the help of 32 million Rupees and thousands of servants, of course).

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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