In 1947 British rule in India ended. The Archaeological Survey of India took control of such sites as the Taj Mahal. The survey continues to take care of the Taj. Into the 2000s, more than ten thousand people every day (thirteen thousand on weekend days) visit the Taj Mahal. The crowds make new problems for the 360-
In 1982 the Taj Mahal was listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The United Nations (UN) is an organization that supports international cooperation. UNESCO is a branch of the UN that helps protect sites that are important to the cultural heritage of all nations.