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After building a wall to hide the slums, India is undertaking another project before US President Donald Trump’s visit: The replicas of two graves inside the Taj Mahal, India’s most famous monument, are being given a clay-pack treatment.
This is the first time the replicas of the graves are being cleaned since their installation more than 300 years ago.
The treatment involves the application of a thick layer of clay, followed by a wash with distilled water.
This is inspired by the face pack people use to appear “fairer”.
While Taj Mahal itself is cleaned for five times, the replicas were not cleaned and the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal are in a chamber below the replicas.
It seems like Trump and his family who will be spending an hour at the Taj Mahal might not visit the actual grave because the entrance is just five feet high. The president’s security team, which visited the Taj Mahal recently, said that Trump will not bow down, even if it is to see the 17th-century grave.