• Saturday, June 25, 2022

ASIA

Taj Mahal ‘needs to be saved’

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA’S top court last Tuesday (1) sharply criticised the govern­ment for failing to protect the Taj Mahal, which has been changing colour because of pollution. The brilliant marble of the Taj Mahal – a UNESCO world herit­age site – has acquired a yellow tinge over the years. The colour of the marble “was first becoming yellow. Now it seems to be green and black,” a supreme court bench said after reviewing several recent photos of the monument. The Taj Mahal has been slowly yellowing because of smog in the region. Insects also leave green stains on its rear wall, which…

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