India: Glass Cover For Taj Graves To Protect Inlay

Date: 20 January 2010
Source: Indiatimes.com
LUCKNOW: How to retain the pristine glow of the Taj Mahal? From application of mud pack to planting herbal hedge, authorities have in past, tried all tricks in the beauty book to arrest aging of the 350-year-old Mughal mausoleum.  Now comes another attempt from the ASI.

The agency has ambitious plans up its sleeves — to cover with glass casing the famous intricate lapidary inlay work of the inner chamber, housing false sarcophagi of the emperor Shah Jehan and his consort Mumtaz Mahal, to ensure its beauty and longevity.
 
Superintending archeologist ASI AR Siddiqui told TOI on Monday the ‘‘operation initially will be limited to a small scale and would be expanded if successful’’. The plan has already been approved by director general ASI K N Shrivastava during a visit in October, he said.
 
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Date: 20 January 2010
Source: Indiatimes.com

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