Taj Mahal to undergo treatment

June 10, 2014 11:45
Taj Mahal to undergo treatment

India's icon Taj Mahal will undergo a beauty treatment to restore the natural sheen of the white marble which is getting yellow due to high pollution level in Agra. 'Multani mitti' [Fuller's earth] will be used all over the affected areas and will be kept for overnight. The next day morning, when it dries the flakes are removed from the surface with soft nylon brushes and washed with distilled water to remove impurities sticking to the surface.

This beauty treatment for Taj Mahal is expected to cost around Rs 10 lakhs and a team of two dozen experts will take in the treatment. This is the fourth time, Taj Mahal will be undergoing such beauty treatment.

In 1994, the Archeology department made the first beauty treatment to the Taj and later in 2001, 2008 such treatments were given. The 17th century white marble monument was built by the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan between 1632 and 1654 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal and now it is one of the seven wonders of the world.

(AW: Vamshi)

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