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According to experts Taj Mahal will not collapse

Agra, 11 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

Last week, a member of the Indian parliament stated in the British newspaper, Daily Mail, that the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, was threatened to collapse in two to five years time.

Listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2007, the Indian mausoleum is believed to be crumbling. The foundations of this 358 year old monument, are believed to be rotting and tilting due to the decline of water from the river Yamuna – which they truly depend on. The lack of water in the river is due to the consequences of the Indian economic development, notably the action of numerous businesses which have used up the water, and also due to pollution. Taj’s wooden foundations are at risk of disintegrating, if the people in charge of the conservation do not find a solution or humidity source. The effects of the drying timber will cause the famous four minarets which surround the monument to tremble.

Archaeologists in charge of the maintenance of the mausoleum – built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan to honour his beloved wife – deny the collapse of the building. Chief archaeologist at The Archeological Survey of Indiastates, “We have been having regular tests conducted and agencies including Survey of India have never pointed out such threats to the survival of the Taj Mahal”.

The majestic white marble monument attracts over four million tourists to Agra, North of India, every year.

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