The cleaning treatment of the tombs involves the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water
The cleaning treatment of the tombs involves the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water|File image
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Taj Mahal’s tomb cleaned after 300 years, ahead of Trump’s visit

Archaeological Survey of India is cleaning everything, even dark spots on walls and on floors of iconic Taj Mahal in Agra in run-up to US President Donald Trump’s visit

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New Delhi: Among all the preparation done ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit to India, the iconic Taj Mahal, is being reportedly cleaned for the very first time in 300 years.

The cleaning treatment involves the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water.

Taj Mahal itself has been cleaned with the clay pack treatment five times, but the replicas of the graves were never cleaned. The real graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are situated in the chamber below the replicas.

Trump who has to visit the Taj Mahal with his wife, daughter and son-in-law, during his visit to India, may not visit the actual grave as it is because the entrance of the same is five-feet high.

Trump’s security team, which visited the Taj Mahal recently, said that he will not bow down, even if it is to see a 17th century-old grave.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which is undertaking this project, is cleaning everything, even the dark spots on the walls and on the floors. The chandelier above the grave is also being cleaned with tamarind water.

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