Friday, 18 September, 2009


Golden Temple committee to look at gold foil preservation
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Thursday, 17th September 2009 (82 views)The committee responsible for the upkeep of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India is set to look into ways of preserving a collection of gold foils and sheets stored within the structure.According to TNS, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee will examine preservation methods that will eventually enable the 3,278 gold foils and sheets to be displayed in a museum.The gold items are seen as being of historical value because they were prepared during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.They were moved to a sealed room within the Golden Temple - which is officially known as the Sri Harmandir Sahib - in 1994 after being taken off the exterior of the building during a project to refresh the gold used to decorate it.Built in the 17th century, the Golden Temple is seen as a classic example of Indian architecture incorporating influences from the Hindu and Muslim cultures.

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