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Bibi ka Maqbara of Aurangabad

  • 06 Jan 2020
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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will undertake scientific conservation of Bibi Ka Maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Key Points

  • It is a famous 17th century Mughal-era monument in the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
  • It was commissioned by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1660 in the memory of his wife Dilras Banu Begum.
  • The structure is known as the ‘Taj of the Deccan’ because of its striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal.
  • The domes, minarets and the marble screens inside are built in marble.

Archaeological Survey of India

  • ASI is the premier organization for the archaeological research, scientific analysis, excavation of archaeological sites, conservation and preservation of protected monuments.
  • It is an attached office under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Culture.
  • It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham, who became its first Director-General.

Source: TH

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