What’s in the grime tarnishing the Taj Mahal?

7 enero 2015

Every several years, workers apply a clay mask to India’s iconic but yellowing Taj Mahal to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath. Now scientists are getting to the bottom of what kinds of pollutants are discoloring one of the world’s celebrated wonders. Their findings could help inform efforts to protect the mausoleum and other surfaces from pollution.