Evaluation of Consolidation and Superhydrophobic Nanomaterials Effects in the Treatment of Archaeological Anfoushi Tombs Wall Paintings, Alexandria, Egypt

Mohamed K. Khallaf & Ezz A. Orabi
Al-Anfoushi Monumental Tombs date from the first half of the 3rd century BC (about 250 BC), including the ends of the Ptolemaic age and the beginnings of the Roman age: these limestone tombs contain wall paintings. Samples from wall painting including limestone and mortar have been examined and analyzed. Examination using a polarizing microscope shows that the stone support of mural paintings is Oolitic limestone; it contains calcite, quartz, iron oxides and clay minerals. Examination...
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