The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments

The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments

\" \" A general view of the Taj Mahal before the visit of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on April 16, 2016, in Agra, India. Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesThe Taj Mahal is one of the seven new wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and easily the most famous cultural landmark in India. \"It's money plus politics,\" says Burnham, who tried unsuccessfully to partner with Indian authorities to improve the Taj Mahal visitor experience when she was with the WMF. \"When something becomes a world heritage site, it doesn't become UNESCO's responsibility to take care of it,\" says King. Organizations like UNESCO, ICCROM and the World Monuments Fund exist to rally international support around shining examples of human achievement.

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