Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Taj Mahal . Risk of collapse in five years

"The most recognizable monument of India likely to collapse within the next five years, because the wooden foundations are rotting!"
It seems unlikely, but according to Daily Mail is absolutely true: if the Indian authorities do not make something about this immediately, the Taj Mahal there may collapse!
The 358 years old mausoleum receives at least 4 million tourists a year.
The Taj Mahal is built on foundations made ​​of mahogany, on the river Giamouna, which has now dried up.
Last year, "struck" the first "bell" when cracks appeared in the main building of the mausoleum, while the four minarets that surround it have shown inclination!
In December 1631 the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan commenced the construction of one of the greatest monuments of all time, the Taj Mahal. It is a mausoleum built in the memory of his beloved and favorite wife
Mumtaz Mahal fulfilling one of the promises that he made to her as she lay on her deathbed. The first was never to father another child, and the second was to erect a monument to match her beauty.
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