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Taj Mahal yellowed

May 16 2007

Monitoring the level of atmospheric pollution, and restrictions on the activities of industrial enterprises did not help protect one of the jewels of India - the Taj Mahal. Investigation of the parliamentary commission found that the mausoleum yellow.

In an attempt to save the historic monument of the Supreme Court of India ten years ago, decided to close or relocate thousands dymivshih iron foundry, brick kilns and glass shops, located near the Taj Mahal. In addition, judges have banned the movement of cars in the vicinity of the mausoleum and decided to conduct regular monitoring of air quality around the huge monument.

However, despite all these measures are weightless in the form of white marble mausoleum built at Agra by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his second wife Mumtaz Mahal, continues to turn yellow. The Parliamentary Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture offers a "cure" the Taj Mahal clay compresses.

Every day, the Taj Mahal visit to 20 thousand people. That's how much the builders were working on construction of the mausoleum, which lasted 17 years and completed in 1648, reports BBC.

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