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As part of the struggle for succession, Shah Jahan was put under house arrest at nearby Agra Fort by his son Aurangzeb, and legend has it that he spent the remainder of his days there gazing from a window at the Taj. Upon Shah Jahan's death, Aurengzeb buried him in the Taj Mahal, next to his wife, the only disruption of the otherwise perfect symmetry in the architecture.

Its most recent threats came from environmental pollution on the banks of the Jumna River, including acid rain occurring due to the Mathura oil refinery.

The Taj Mahal, as of 1983, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist destination.

The Taj is often described as one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Website: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/home.html

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  • Written Dec 8, 2005
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